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TO Council wants to Ban Handguns from Canada.
« on: February 21, 2008, 08:06:19 »
How many times must we oppose stupidity in government?
Do they not understand the big picture of there request?

This is the copy of notice of motion M16.1 dated January 29, 2008.

Request Federal Government to Completely Ban Handguns
in Canada
Moved by: Councillor Walker
Seconded by:
Councillor Cho
SUMMARY:
In the last two years, Torontonians have experienced two outrageous, tragic acts of handgun
violence on Yonge Street in the heart of Toronto’s downtown. In late 2005, Ms. Jane Creba, 15,
was shot while shopping on Boxing Day, near the Eaton Centre and, last weekend, Mr. John
O’Keefe, 42, was shot while walking past a bar just south of Bloor Street. These random victims
were innocent bystanders, minding their own business, perhaps chatting to a friend when they
were cut down by a stray bullet from a handgun, having their life ended before they knew it,
without understanding why. Mr. O’Keefe was shot with a registered, legal handgun by the
owner of the handgun. These two incidents are only the most outrageous examples of the many
murders that occur in our City.
Violent crime is increasing and the general populous feels less safe on the streets of Toronto than
they did in the past. To date, governments have been reticent to follow through on an outright
ban of handguns. Making all handguns illegal would reduce their prevalence in our society by
providing a clear cut, zero-tolerance law that would both deter criminals before they pick up a
handgun and deal with those criminals who act using a handgun. Simply, if there are less
handguns available because of prohibition, then less of them will be used. The handguns that are
used in crimes or found on persons can be easily ruled as illegal and the source of these illegal
guns can be focused upon. There just is not a good enough reason to continue to legally allow
handguns in our City, our Province and our Country.
Making all handguns illegal would help make our communities safer. Knowing what we know,
we cannot stand on guard to the best of our ability against tragedies on our streets, such as the
murders of Ms. Creba and Mr. O’Keefe, without prohibiting handguns across Canada.
RECOMMENDATIONS:
1. That City Council request the Parliament of Canada to prohibit all handguns in Canada,
including the sale or purchase and/or possession of any handgun by any Canadian citizen
or any person within Canada (excluding police officers and military personnel).
2. That City Council request the Parliament of Canada to institute mandatory sentencing
(5 years minimum) of any person found guilty of possession of any handgun(s) or
involvement in the sale or purchase of any handgun.
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3. That City Council direct the Mayor to deliver this Resolution to the Prime Minister of
Canada and to all the leaders of the Federal Opposition.
4. That City Council request the Premier of Ontario to support this Resolution and, working
with the Mayor of Toronto, convey that support to the Prime Minister of Canada and to
all the leaders of the Federal Opposition.
January 29, 2008
According to Chapter 27, Council Procedures:
Notice given (√)
Fiscal Impact Statement provided
Should have Fiscal Impact Statement prior to debate
Requires two-thirds to waive requirement if Council wishes to debate
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Should be referred to Executive Committee
Requires two-thirds vote to consider at this meeting
(√)
Motion Recommendations are Urgent
* Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to advise.

Topic title edited to reflect true content of the article
« Last Edit: February 21, 2008, 08:19:24 by recceguy »
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Re: TO Council wants to Ban Olympics from Canada.
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2008, 08:16:32 »
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Topic: TO Council wants to Ban Olympics from Canada.
What's this got to do with the Olympics? This is a call for a hangun ban, against legal and lawful owners of private property in Canada.
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Re: TO Council wants to Ban Handguns from Canada.
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2008, 08:50:26 »
Glad you asked.

If Handguns are Banned...Canada cannot host certain Olympic sports.

Canadian Sport Shooting Athletes could not practice in Canada.

I thought a change in tittle from the same old one, might give people a chance to look at it a different way.
Some People are Dying to meet a Paramedic! Please Don't Drink and Drive!
Pain is not a Right!, It's Earned!
Don't let the Pain Hurt You, You Hurt the Pain!
Paramedics were created, because Firefighters need Hero's too.
I'll see your Jihad, and raise you a Crusade!...All In!
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www.torontothebad.com