Another American shooting


#1141

You’d often hear of lads hiding behind them too.


#1142

If the second amendment doesn’t cover a right to bear printers the NRA are a shoo in getting it protected under free speech in the first. USA USA


#1143

The news said today that there’s been over 200 shootings in Toronto so far this year. That’s well over 1 a day. Is that correct? If it is, how come it hasn’t been more widely reported*

*Feel free to point me to the Canadian shooting thread if needed


#1144

It has been widely reported in canada. Its gangs and turf warfare mainly, but theres an increase in innocent victims now. Not released what today was about. Canadian right wingers would argue theres a pc reason its not focused on more…


#1145

Trudeau is soft on crime.


#1146

He’s soft on everything. But this is a city and provincial issue. Ham fisted reaction, first throwing rookie cops on the street, and blaming legitimate gun owners, when its guns smuggled from the US that are used mainly.


#1147

He’s hard on gender pronouns.


#1148

He’s a conflicted character like his father, fidel castro


#1149

Toronto is a massive city over 5million people with many diverse immigrant groups and a massive gang problem.

I heard from a Canadian once that Canada has a higher percentage of gun owner than the US because of all the farmers and hunters out in the middle but it doesn’t sound right to me. Does anyone know if that’s true?


#1150

Quite possible, I think Michael Moore stated that in bowling for columbine. Canada has a huge hunting culture so there’s rifles everywhere. Hand guns are far more restrictively owned. The number of shootings is dwarfed by the southern neighbour but is still substantial.


#1151

I think Michael Moore was wrong on that. A few different ways to estimate it but the US is on top of everyone. Some of these NRA gun nuts would have 20 or 30 guns sure


#1152

Yeah according to Wikipedia the estimate of US ownership is multiples of Canada. There isn’t the antique show tradition of buying and selling guns in Canada, and no open carry or right to defend yourself with a gun there. Total contrast with the US.


#1153

When Canadians go abroad does their entire experience hinge on telling people they are not yanks ?


#1154

Yes, to the same extent it does Irish people and New Zealander’s


#1155

True but let’s be honest here the oirish abroad nowadays are bigger yobs than brits .


#1156

chav culture has replaced Catholicism


#1157

#1158

Jaysus


#1159

4 Dead and 11 shot


#1160

Christ