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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Joe Potosky, May 28, 2008.

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  1. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    T.O. gun owners fired up

    By BRIAN GRAY, SUN MEDIA - The Toronto Sun

    The duel is on.

    A group representing legal gun owners has vowed to hit Toronto where it hurts the most -- in the economy -- because Mayor David Miller has targeted them in his ongoing battle against gun crime.

    "Our goal is to hurt the City of Toronto," said Tony Bernardo, of the Canadian Institute for Legislative Action, which speaks for the Canadian Shooting Sports Association. "You can only take being defecated upon for so long."

    He accused Miller of going after legal gun owners because he has no other ideas on how to solve the gun-crime problem in Toronto.

    NOT BACKING DOWN

    Miller announced Monday he would support recommendations going before the next meeting of the powerful executive committee to shut down two gun clubs that operate out of city-owned facilities.

    Miller did not back down yesterday.

    "Guns are so unsafe that we, as a city, are not going to treat it has a hobby anymore," Miller said. "We're going to treat it as the serious safety hazard that it is."

    There are 13 proposals before the committee next Tuesday, including a call for a bylaw that would prohibit the creation of new gun shops and shooting clubs.

    Councillor Michael Thompson called Miller's actions "political junkfood."

    "It's all cosmetic," Thompson said. "He's not willing to deal with the major issues; he deals with all things around gun violence which are very minor in nature."

    WANT COOPERATION

    Thompson said the mayor would be better off co-operating with the federal government to curb illegal guns at the border and encouraging stiffer jail sentences for those who use guns in the commission of crimes.

    Bernardo's group launched the website, torontothebad.com, to let gun owners know exactly where they stand when they set foot in the city.

    "Don't go where you're not wanted," the website says in urging a Toronto boycott. "Let (Miller) know that we, our loved ones, our friends and anyone else we care to influence will choose another place to spend our money."

    The group will also place ads in the U.S., where Bernardo said there are 80 million registered gun owners, urging they spend their tourist dollars elsewhere.
     
  2. LUGNUTZ426

    LUGNUTZ426 TS Member

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    I VISITED TONONTO ONCE YEARS AGO, BIGGEST DISSAPOINTMENT OF MY RV TOUR OF CANADA. I THOUGHT OTTAWA , QUEBEC AND MOMTREAL WERE GREAT. WOULD NOT GO BACK TO TORONTO ANYWAY!
     
  3. dverna

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    As a dual citizen, it saddens me to see what is happening in Canada.

    I fear that the USA is barely 25 years from facing the same oppressive laws.

    We are led by pandering fools who cater to the lowest common denominator. They have no vision or moral character. They "lead" by creating diversions to fool the masses who are looking for handouts and "easy solutions".

    There are NO easy solutions.

    Don
     
  4. alfermann66

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    Don, I think your 25 year estimate may be optimistic. With dems. in charge of congress and likely the presidency....the "insane" are upon us. I use the moniker "insane" in the light of Albert Einstein's assertion that those who continue using the same tactic while expecting a different result are insane. There are some 30,000 gun control laws in the U.S. and all have total failure in common, yet, dems. continue to propose more. Imbeciles convincing an idiot public that they are doing something about crime.

    Buz
     
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