Canada and Guns (aka: Write Your Own Snide Commentary!)

Granted, we have our share of gun-haters down here in the U.S. but I can't recall the last time an American politician made a comment as silly as what popped out of the mouth of Toronto Mayor David Miller the other day. According to the Toronto Star he accused Canada's Olympic athletes of murder.

Speaking about shooting sports he said:

"Nobody can deny that hobby directly results in people being shot and killed on the streets of our city."

Miller is pushing for a round of new gun laws that would close down shooting ranges and make it more difficult for gun makers to do business in Canada.

The article went on to quote Toronto resident and Canadian Olympic pistol shooter Avianna Chao:

"Anyone should be able to see through this, that this is the politicians just trying to say they did something, even though it will have no impact on actual gun violence. ... Why don't they go after the gangs? Why don't they go after the illegal trafficking of firearms?"

My own smart-ass answer to Chao’s rhetorical question would be that the gang members didn’t get the memo telling them to obey the existing gun laws, so why expect them to follow the new ones?

I invite you to provide your own take on why Mayor Miller would accuse elite athletes like Chao of murder.

—John Snow