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Tue, Apr 8th - 12:04PM

Banning Handguns in Canada
Ever been shot at?

I have. When I was 12 years a complete stranger tried to murder myself, my best friend and my little sister. Indeed, I even have permanent hearing damage in my left year from that incident.

Roller coasters, horror movies, they don't scare me at all. Some lunatic with a gun however, that not only concerns me it pisses me right off.

In Canada we have a choice to make. Should we ban handguns and join dozens of other countries with strict anti-handgun laws that have significantly lower crime rates?

Yes, handguns don't kill people. People kill people, but it is far easier to kill someone when you can pull out an easily hidden handgun and shoot them in the face.

In the USA people have the right to bear arms, but in Canada it is not a right. It is a privilege. But what is the point of owning a handgun? You don't hunt with it. Its not the greatest to protect your family with (a shotgun would be better suited to protecting your home/family) and its only purpose, seriously, is to kill people.

You walk up to them, pull the gun out of your pocket and shoot them until they're dead. Point blank. The same way John Lennon died.

Toronto Mayor David Miller has made a petition to ban handguns in Canada. We are urging fellow Canadians to sign it.

By making handguns illegal we will be able to prosecute criminals more easily and put them behind bars for longer periods of time. We will able to tighten up on gun traffic coming into Canada from the USA and prevent those guns from getting into the hands of Canada's youth.

Charles Moffat
Assistant Editor of the Lilith eZine

Here's what Mayor Miller has to say:

Toronto is a safe city but we continue to face unacceptable incidents of gun violence. There is something we can do as Torontonians and as Canadians.

We must join together to call on the Parliament of Canada to ban the private ownership of handguns. Mayor David Miller asks that you add your name to the City of Toronto's petition for a Canada-wide handgun ban.

Using the links below, please fill out the petition online, print it out and have others join us in banning handguns and learn more about this critical issue.

Sign the online petition to ban handguns in Canada

blue bullet Printable petition
blue bullet News release
blue bullet Mayor David Miller's letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper
blue bullet Report to Executive Committee: Update on Toronto Gun Violence Strategy
blue bullet Fact sheet: Impact of firearms In Canada

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