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Opening Arguments

Gun crazy

My brother, who lives in Texas, is fond of saying, "Never bring a knife to a gun fight." If he lived in Canada, perhaps he would add, "and don't bring a gun argument to a knife fight":

Ontario Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty said Wednesday that he does not want to see the provinces' schools resort to installing metal detectors and having uniformed security officers patrol the halls in the wake of Tuesday's fatal stabbing at a Toronto high school.

Such a move, he said, would amount to the Americanization of schools in Ontario.

“I see that as an absolute last resort,” Mr. McGuinty told reporters during an election campaign stop.

Instead, he said, Ontario needs to distinguish itself from the United States by imposing an outright ban on hand guns.

“Let's ban handguns in Ontario,” he said. “Let's ban handguns across the country. Let's declare war against handguns.”

A 16-year-old Scarborough youth was stabbed to death on Tuesday on a walkway leading from Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute.



Larry Morris
Thu, 09/13/2007 - 8:24am

Yes, I agree, what else is there to say, ... dunce, dunce, dunce.

Bob G.
Thu, 09/13/2007 - 9:32am

I was thinking more along the lines of "freaking idiot"....but dunce is OK (for now).

(can we use firearms for the "war on guns"?)

Steve T.
Mon, 09/17/2007 - 12:57am

Apparently, "dunce" is among the textbook synonyms for "liberal." Speaking of synonyms, the Second Amendment's affirmation of people's natural right to keep and bear "arms" undoubtedly includes knives too -- for peaceable, law-abiding citizens that is.

The way liberal media routinely writes glaring errors into its gun-related stories, we probably should have expected a knife attack to turn up as a non sequitur excuse to ban handguns, sooner or later. The danger is that a public raised on Hollywood fiction and mistake-ridden news stories might actually go along with such partisan hogwash.

Lord help us if we ever reach a point where the average American can no longer detect the dunces. And goodbye Bill of Rights, soon after.