More Ammo to Argue Against Handguns

Reading the Star today, it turns out that the Boxing Day shooting was done with a gun stolen from a gun collection. Why in God's Name can't people collect replicas? If you said you were a hand grenade collector or a nerve gas collector we wouldn't be so idiotic as to allow you to continue with your hobby no matter how safe you were about it. Collecting handguns is a stupid and dangerous thing to do.

"A 9mm handgun stolen from a southern Ontario gun collector was involved in the Boxing Day shooting that left 15-year-old Jane Creba dead and six others injured." Toronto Star, Feb. 10


Blogger justin said...

Only one dead and six injured? You Canadians have much to learn about guns.

In 1997 (most recent year I could find) there were 89 firearm deaths per day in the US, or 16 per minute. Gun collectors are clearly not the problem here.

12:19 p.m.  
Blogger Matthew Lie - Paehlke said...

ah, professor davenport my old chum.

yes, the casualties are not great, but this shooting got a lot of attention because it was exactly downtown at the busiest intersection in the city, in broadlight, the day after christmas.

the reason i'm railing against gun-collectors is that that's the only way you can legally own a handgun in Canada and many people say its not a problem all the shooting occur with guns brought in from the states (we wish you guys would clean that up) but, i was pointing out that a lot of shooting occur with guns stolen from collectors.

1:08 a.m.  
Blogger justin said...

A misplaced point of emphasis. I merely meant that to those of us in the US worried about gun control, your problems seem more... manageable. Which is not to say that ANY deaths, accidental or otherwise, are an insignifigant number.

9:57 p.m.  
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7:41 p.m.  
Blogger Matthew Lie - Paehlke said...

Professor Davenport i apologize for my tone. I now see that for once, we are in agreement. At least you can be glad that the good old U, S of A, is not Colombia or South Africa.

2:44 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am a zombie collector. There are pretty stringent controls on what I am allowed to collect. Those gun collectors have it easy and it's a terrible double-standard.

5:25 p.m.  

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