Targeting Elderly Gun Owners in Toronto

Well, congratulations to the Chief Firearms Officer of Ontario for confirming the suspicions of gun owners across Canada. According to Canada’s National Post newspaper, on the recommendation of the Toronto police force, the firearms officer will begin inspecting seniors’ homes for violations of the federal Firearms Act. Why? Because the Toronto police fear seniors are not complying with the storage requirements of the act, and God knows that criminals regularly break into these homes and steal hunting and recreation firearms for use in crimes—Not really! Most firearms used by criminals are illegally imported into Canada from our neighbor to the south and are not firearms regularly used to hunt. They are firearms already illegal to own. So, all this will do is harass a bunch of law abiding citizens in the guise of attempting to control the traffic of guns that the police have no idea of how to control in the first place.

Way to go Toronto and Ontario! Keep up the good work of chasing law abiding citizens while the real problems of criminal use of guns go unchecked. Let’s hear it for chasing red herrings.

Want to read more about gun control in Canada? Check out my series of articles, starting with Gun Registration Designed for Failure. You also may want to check out my article, Everybody’s Talking.

So, what’s wrong with that?


About Don Meredith

I am a writer and biologist living in Alberta, Canada. I wrote a monthly column for the Alberta Outdoorsmen magazine, and have published articles for several other magazines.
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