Early Sunday morning, a 21 year old was murdered in cold blood while driving along the 401 in the latest drive by shooting. Although police are revealing very little detail about the motive, it appears that the killer knew whom he was targeting.
Many of the murders that have plagued Toronto in the last few years have involved guns. The black market for guns in Toronto is becoming a very large problem, and guns are much more easily accessible than ever before.
Apparently two thirds of all guns seized in crimes in Ontario come from home break-ins and store break-ins in Canada. The remaining guns are smuggled into Canada from the US. An average of 2,020 guns are seized in Toronto every year.
The thing I can’t understand is that in Ohio and Florida, there are gun shows and flea markets that allow you to purchase a gun, and the seller isn’t required to register the buyer’s name. The other thing I can’t understand is why it’s legal in the US to manufacture semi-automatic assault rifles that would never be used for hunting, and are obviously designed to be killing machines. Have they not realized that guns are a huge problem, and something needs to be done to put some control on gun accessibility? I also don’t buy the whole “self-defense” argument either. Having a semi-automatic gun for self-defense will only increase your chances of accidentally killing someone.
Here is a huge list of gun shows in Ohio for 2004: Link