July 23, 2018
I can’t begin to imagine the loss or the anger one must feel after being shot or loosing a loved one while enjoying a Sunday evening out in the city.
Danforth is my neighbourhood and one of the best in the city.
I don’t buy the mental illness narrative – I believe the man was crazy but I can’t help think there is more to it.
This city leans far left but not far enough to dodge bullets apparently. How have recent politically motivated policies surrounding policing affected the safety of the citizens of Toronto?
The shooter moved well, calmly, held the pistol with both hands showing good form. We have gun laws in Canada. We have automobile(van) laws in Canada. Where are our crazy person laws?
Was the shooter born in Canada?
If not was his mental illness declared or reviewed prior to entry? Perhaps a review or our policies regarding the psychologically unstable should be reviewed & revised regardless of wether they are Canadian born citizens, immigrants, or refuges.
CBC spoke with a former member of Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) who was amazed by the police response and presence – specific to the Danforth area at the precise time of the shooting. Did the Police and Task Force know something was about to happen on Danforth?
The city has been on alert since June 12th when concerns regarding van attack in the downtown core after receiving an ‘unconfirmed piece of information.’
Does our country shy away from exposing or addressing a terrorist narrative due to our policies regarding immigration and our municipal politicians desire to make Toronto a sanctuary city?
I don’t want Toronto to be a sanctuary city do you?
I want Toronto to rock, be cool, have awesome patios people don’t get shot on and sidewalks safe for walking. I also don’t want to see ineffective and improperly drafted laws addressing the rights of legal gun owners or bulletproof patios & barricaded side walks.
I want laws governing the violently unstable & mentally ill. I want laws directed at illegal gun owners. I want families liable for the actions of their children, spouses and the tools of death they hide in the family home.
How did the shooter hide a gun in his family apartment? I couldn’t hide a report card effectively or anything else for that matter… we had a whole house with a garage and basement and I couldn’t hide a thing.
Make it legal for home owners to use lethal force to defend their home from intruders (I want to protect my family like a bank protects money) and then introduce a mandatory life sentence for the unlawful discharge of a firearm in the city – no parole and a $100,000.00 reward for information leading to the conviction and arrest of shooters. That would certainly change the landscape of nightclub shootings, gold chain robberies and gang warfare.
No half measures, no easy fixes, no bullshit based on political party ideologies. We have a good thing going in our City and country. We need to respect, appreciate and protect it. We need to scrutinize who we allow to partake in our blessings. We need intelligent laws that cut to the heart of our issues and citizens need greater rights and freedoms to protect themselves, loved ones and families.
We can all play a role in making our City safer. We are all legitimate authorities and stake holders of our City worthy of meaningful (unlike the Bloor bike lane proposal) consultation. Our politicians are bias and they need our help and guidance to be honest and effective.
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