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Offline Queefer Sutherland

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Re: Danforth Shooting
« Reply #210 on: August 13, 2018, 11:43:44 am »
The argument is so obvious, it’s probably 4th grade math....   if you ban something and availability goes down, then it will be harder to get.    So your simplistic contention that banning handguns wouldn’t work is complete nonsense.

For whatever reason this is the 3rd or 4th time you've strawman'd me with an argument I never made.  You're reading what I say and then for some reason transforming it and me into some stereotype you want to win an argument against.

I've said numerous time that banning or putting more restrictions on handguns would make a difference, and yes something should be done there, it just wouldn't get rid of the problem.  If you think banning handguns will eliminate criminals/gangs acquiring handguns, that's nonsense.  People who want meth get it, people who wanted alcohol during prohibition got it, it was just more difficult.

I'm saying do something about gun access, but also do something about the reasons for the existence of gangs and the need to shoot a gun in the first place.  The root problem is also what compels somebody to fire a trigger at another human being in the 1st place.  So yes guns kill people and yes people kill people.

Mental health access in Toronto is in crisis.  I have a friend with mental health issues living in Toronto.  She went to her GP about it, she told her the wait to see a psychotherapist covered by OHIP is typically 4-6 months.  After that, wait time to get into a basic program to help her was another 4+ months, and it's a group session not 1-on-1 because the demand is outrageous.  Did the Toronto/Ontario mental health system fail the Danforth shooter?  We'll never know.
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