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.