Any time there's a question about gun owners' rights, our resident Canadian gun fearer pops up to tell us about the Utopian society that is Canada, with is severe lack of gun ownership rights and equally blissful non-existent crime rate.
Here's the thing. I recently stumbled across Flashpoint - a Canadian tv series about a hostage negotiation team in Toronto. Not a fantasy or alternate universe show - based entirely on the real life TPSETF. If Canada, with it's extreme gun control, is such a bastion of crime free bliss, how is it a show that features an armed hostage situation every week stays on the air for 4 years? Wouldn't it have been laughed off the air by the 6th episode? Granted, they don't ALL use illegal weapons. One involved a wife beating cop with a service weapon. Aside from that, though, the situations all seem pretty "normal", as in, you'd be just as likely to see them on the news. If Canada is so awesomely crime free, how is this show (nevermind the actual task force it's based on) possible?
Answer by Anonymous at 11:40 PM on Jun. 5, 2011
Answer by DSamuels at 11:54 PM on Jun. 5, 2011
Answer by canadianmom1974 at 12:32 AM on Jun. 6, 2011
Of course Canada is not crime free, but there is less gun crime, and fewer gun accidents.
First....Where do you get these "facts"?
Second...is this percentage based info or total?
Answer by momof030404 at 12:38 AM on Jun. 6, 2011
Answer by canadianmom1974 at 12:48 AM on Jun. 6, 2011
They may have lower gun incidents, but the rate of overall violent crime in Canada is 1,314 per capita. Compared to 429.4 in the US. I may not be a rhodes scholar but I know 1314 is higher than 429. Homicides in Canada are 1.8 per capita and 5.0 in the US. Considering the US has a population 9 times larger than Canada (311 million vs 34 million) and that crime rates are higher in more densly populated areas, I'd say they are delusional about how low their crime is.
Answer by Trinity001 at 1:13 AM on Jun. 6, 2011
Answer by Carpy at 2:42 AM on Jun. 6, 2011
Answer by miss_lisa at 2:52 AM on Jun. 6, 2011
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