Toronto City Councillor Adam Vaughan is a complete and utter moron if he thinks that banning the lawful sale of products to law-abiding citizens will have any impact at all on the violent criminals shooting up downtown Toronto.
This isn't the first time that the moronic Vaughan has focused on the people who are NOT the problem, and I'm sure it won't be the last time either. Vaughan hates guns and anyone who doesn't share his vitriolic hatred of them.
Yes, that means that Adam Vaughan most assuredly hates me. Trust me, I can live with that. I've been reviled by much better men than this petty little tyrant and survived, so I doubt I'll be losing any sleep over his despising me tonight either.
Let me be clear about something though, in case any mistake my mocking of the vapid Adam Vaughan as something it is not.
I despise the murderous and stupid people who are shooting up downtown Toronto. My heart goes out to the families of every innocent person killed or injured by them.
Unlike the class of lunatics on Toronto City Council, Mayor Ford aside of course, I comprehend that if the problem you want to deal with is violent criminals in Toronto then do something about violent crime in Toronto! Don't go blaming the people that ALWAYS get blamed for gun crime and gun violence... the very people who did not and never will commit those crimes: Canada's law-abiding firearm owners.
Naturally this thought would never occur to the likes of Adam Vaughan or any of the other pathetic excuses for leaders that haunt Toronto City Hall. Anyone who lawfully owns firearms is, in their eyes, no better than the idiot who shot and killed two people and wounded many more at the Eatons Center two weeks ago.
That's where I have a problem. I and the millions of lawful firearm owners across Canada are not the problem. We never have been and we never will be.
Violent criminals and gangs are, but will we deal with that problem? Of course not. That doesn't have a great sound-byte, does it?
It is utterly lost on Councillor Adam Vaughan that criminals like the one who shot up Eatons Center don't obey the law. That particular jerk was already under house arrest, we must remember, and that didn't stop him from breaking his conditions of release, did it? Of course not. Why? Because he's a criminal and he doesn't give a rat's behind about anyone but himself.
That reminds me a lot of Councillor Adam Vaughan, actually. While not a criminal, at least not that I am aware of, Adam Vaughan cares only about himself and how much press time he can get. Calling for a ban on guns is guaranteed to get him some national air time and that's what this is all about for him. Another few minutes in the spotlight.
Vaughan cites, in his own childish way, that nobody in Toronto needs firearms. Nobody in Toronto "needs" cars either, even though cars account for orders of magnitude more death and injury in Toronto than firearms ever will. Does Vaughan call for a ban on vehicles? Of course not. He owns one and isn't interested in being inconvenienced.
“How (would) we enforce this?” said a chuckling Nathalie Des Rosiers, who added such a measure would not stop illegal guns from falling into the hands of criminals.
As Nathalie Des Rosiers of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association pointed out, banning ammunition would be impossible and expensive to enforce, violate federal firearms law and wrongly punish responsible gun owners, while leaving violent criminals completely untouched.
Tony Bernardo, of the Canadian Shooting Sports Association said that “Vaughan is just grandstanding,” adding that firearms and ammunition are already regulated under federal law.
This isn't about actually solving a problem though, is it? No. This is all about optics and being seen to be doing something... instead of actually doing something... the grand pastime of stupid politicians like Adam Vaughan.
He's one of the morons on Toronto City Council who recently voted to ban plastic bags from Toronto... another brilliant move that came with absolutely no thought at all.
Seriously... how do these moronic buffoons get elected in the first place?