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Canada: Feds target gun firms
Ottawa Sun (Canada) ^ | 10/23/05 | CP

Posted on 10/24/2005 1:18:18 PM PDT by kiriath_jearim

Sun, October 23, 2005

Feds target gun firms

By CP

TORONTO -- The Canadian government is looking into ways to sue U.S. gun manufacturers for the spread of illegal weapons into this country, the Toronto Star reported yesterday.

The action is just one part of a multi-faceted crackdown on gun crime due to be unveiled by the end of November.

The package will follow months of unusual violence in Toronto. Of the 61 homicides so far in the city this year, 41 have involved firearms.

The policy will also be seen as another shot by the federal government across the bow of Canada-U.S. relations.

The Star talked to government sources who say Canada will be looking into "every legal option" to stem a tide of crimes involving weapons that make their way into this country illegally from the U.S.

The anti-gun crime package will also include tougher rules on sentencing and parole in gun crimes, including longer minimum sentence provisions and lifetime firearm-ownership bans on repeat offenders.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Canada; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: banglist
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1 posted on 10/24/2005 1:18:18 PM PDT by kiriath_jearim
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To: kiriath_jearim

Unusual violence in Toronto?

One of the benefits of multiculturalism.


2 posted on 10/24/2005 1:21:13 PM PDT by henderson field
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To: kiriath_jearim

"The Canadian government is looking into ways to sue U.S. gun manufacturers for the spread of illegal weapons into this country, the Toronto Star reported yesterday."

Can I sue Canada for the importation of political stupidity into the US?


3 posted on 10/24/2005 1:21:33 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Do the US gun manufacturers do business in Canada? If so, I'd recommend that they stop.


4 posted on 10/24/2005 1:22:36 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: kiriath_jearim

In a related story; The United States is considering legal action against the Canadian government in response to the importation of Tom Green.


5 posted on 10/24/2005 1:23:05 PM PDT by Ghengis (Alexander was a wuss!)
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To: Army Air Corps

This is the end-product of international liberalism.

The Candaian economy benefits from American sportsmen - hunters and fishermen. We should all boycott these morons and urge other Americans to do so also.


6 posted on 10/24/2005 1:25:07 PM PDT by ZULU (Fear the government which fears your guns. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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The policy will also be seen as another shot by the federal government across the bow of Canada-U.S. relations.

Good. I do not want Canada/USA/Mexico merging as one happy Union of the Americas anyway.

Canada will dumb us down and Mexico will diminish our Dollar.

7 posted on 10/24/2005 1:31:55 PM PDT by Iron Matron
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To: kiriath_jearim

Overlawyered draws an interesting comparison between this and the US never suing Canada for illegal alcohol that poured across the border during prohibition. Suing a company for criminal acts of an individual not known to that company (hopefully) won't go too far.


8 posted on 10/24/2005 1:33:10 PM PDT by faloi
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To: kiriath_jearim
Those socialist twits would never think of holding those who misuse firearms accountable.

Canada is so fare gone they remind me of the British.
9 posted on 10/24/2005 1:33:35 PM PDT by mmercier
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To: GMMAC; fanfan

One for the ping list


10 posted on 10/24/2005 1:34:18 PM PDT by Don W (Stress is when you wake up screaming, and then you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.)
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To: kiriath_jearim
Para Ordnance 14 + 1 .45 Auto - made in Toronto


11 posted on 10/24/2005 1:36:49 PM PDT by 45Auto (Big holes are (almost) always better.)
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To: ZULU
We should all boycott these morons and urge other Americans to do so also.

Cool. We should.

No need to wonder why Canada thinks it can sue our companies and Mexico thinks it can set immigration policy..President Bush's "Union of the Americas" Plan.

Pretty soon, Canada will seek to ban weapons sales here in the USA...using NAFTA/CAFTA agreements to do so.

Lock and load if you love the Republic...this is just the beginning of their campaign for gun control.

12 posted on 10/24/2005 1:38:55 PM PDT by Iron Matron
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For all of Canada's flaws, the fact that 61 homicides this year in their largest city is considered an "unusual" level of violence is quite remarkable.

Contrast this with cities like New York and Chicago, where elected officials celebrate annual figures that indicate a long-term decline to somewhere around 600 murders per year.

13 posted on 10/24/2005 1:39:26 PM PDT by Alberta's Child (I ain't got a dime, but what I got is mine. I ain't rich, but Lord I'm free.)
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The Canadian Government is beating a dead horse. The American authorities have virtually no control as to the illegal import of weapons into Canada. Persons on the US side,whether Canadian or American, can put whatever they like in their vehicles. This is unless law enforcement just happens to see them on the US side, acting suspiciously.

They then go over the international line and stop at Canadian customs. Obviously, no matter how zealous the customs are, they cannot intercept everything. In addition to this, weapons of all origins can be legally sold in Canada.

Three more killed in Toronto this week-end. Whitey usually ain't involved. Even the Toronto Star seems to stop it's stock phrases. The rich,vibrant mix of a multi-cultural city- the most multi-cultural city in the World. Ad nauseum.

14 posted on 10/24/2005 1:44:54 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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Oh, Canada!

Who said witchcraft is dead. Inanimate objects are now in control of human behavior.


15 posted on 10/24/2005 1:53:01 PM PDT by Stashiu (RVN, 1969-70)
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To: Don W; GMMAC; Pikamax; Former Proud Canadian; Great Dane; Alberta's Child; headsonpikes; ...

Thanks for the ping Don.

Canada ping!


16 posted on 10/24/2005 2:11:59 PM PDT by fanfan (" The liberal party is not corrupt " Prime Minister Paul Martin)
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To: Army Air Corps

pffft!! F*^k the Federal LIEberals!! They caused this violence in Toronto by INVITING every criminal from EVERY country to just waltz in and vote Liberal. The answer, GET RID OF THE LIBERALS ONTARIO!!

Stuff like this makes my blood boil. I hope GW is having a good laugh because it is laughable.!! CO


17 posted on 10/24/2005 2:19:01 PM PDT by Canadian Outrage (Western Canada MUST separate from the rest of Canada. We are the ONLY conservatives in the land.)
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To: henderson field
>>>>>>One of the benefits of multiculturalism.<<<

Sort of. Gun violence is the result of decade long blindness for narcotic cartels invasion of Toronto.

Triads, Jamaicans, Vietnamese, you name it. Where there are drugs and huge profits, there are turf wars.

Toronto is significant producer of narcotics - XTC, crack, grow-ops of marijuana in rersidential areas (even apartment buildings)

18 posted on 10/24/2005 2:19:07 PM PDT by DTA
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To: Army Air Corps
Can I sue Canada for the importation of political stupidity into the US?

LOL!
No, you can not. It is mostly caused by the antiwar crowd that infiltrated us in the Vietnam era.

Can I sue Canada

No, please!
You'll be taking the money from people like me, not the leftists you sent here our Trudeaupian government encouraged to come up here.
;-)

19 posted on 10/24/2005 2:21:28 PM PDT by fanfan (" The liberal party is not corrupt " Prime Minister Paul Martin)
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I agree, BOYCOTT all business with Ontario and Quebec. THEY are the problem in this country with the exclusion of my Conservative friends that happen to live there. Ontario needs to be brought to its knees and Quebec needs to be invited to LEAVE!! From there we could probably get some good relationships back with the very country under whose arm of protection we reside. The freaking nerve of these creeps. Criminal, CORRUPT creeps at that!!


20 posted on 10/24/2005 2:22:21 PM PDT by Canadian Outrage (Western Canada MUST separate from the rest of Canada. We are the ONLY conservatives in the land.)
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