I shouldn’t pick on Canada so much; the problem is that those Soviet Canuckistanis make it so damn easy, when they do stuff like this.
Ontario Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty said Wednesday that he does not want to see the provinces’ schools resort to installing metal detectors and having uniformed security officers patrol the halls in the wake of Tuesday’s fatal stabbing at a Toronto high school.
Such a move, he said, would amount to the Americanization of schools in Ontario.
“I see that as an absolute last resort,” Mr. McGuinty told reporters during an election campaign stop.
Instead, he said, Ontario needs to distinguish itself from the United States by imposing an outright ban on hand guns.
“Let’s ban handguns in Ontario,” he said. “Let’s ban handguns across the country. Let’s declare war against handguns.”
A 16-year-old Scarborough youth was stabbed to death on Tuesday on a walkway leading from Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute.
Here’s what kills me. Putting in metal detectors and adding security staff would actually help with a violence problem. You’d be able to screen children for weapons, and then have actual staff to enforce the rules.
Gun Control: It’s what you do when you don’t want to do anything. An outright ban on handguns would do absolutely nothing to prevent young miscreants from packing heat.
I really have come to the conclusion that when it comes to American gun control, we ignore the developments in Canada at our own peril.