Monday, July 23, 2007

Another Bloody Weedend... 11 Years Old one of the Victims..

Tuesday July 24, morning...

Update: Toronto Police Arrested two Suspects in the killing of 11 -year-old Ephraim Brown and Charged of First Degree Murder:

Here is the Link:::

They can be legally owned, the great source of pleasures for sportsmen and collectors and efficient tools for the Law Enforcement Officers, but in the hands of gang members, drug dealers and youngsters who are lost and desperate, they are the greatest source of griefs, heartaches, and pains that will forever be borne by the those that are left behind; the mothers, fathers, the sisters and brothers, sons and daughters and the society that will be asking itself, where did we go wrong??

Left: Glock (Gaston Glock of Austria)Model 17 in 9mmParabellum..1911A-1 cal.45 by Sringfield Armoury... From my own Collections..background red wines of Australia...

Camisha Brown, 15 is hugged by a relative during the press conference as
she pleads for information in killing of brother, Ephraim Brown, 11.

Another very young child killed, caught in a cross fire between gangs rivalry, in the same troubled section of the City where gun plays, drug dealings and now even the innocent minors are no exception to violence.

And provincial politicians, always quicker on the draw, again making noises of asking the Federal government to ban Handguns, which by law are already banned for anyone to Carry except by Law Enforcement Officers.

Ephraim Brown, 11 years old, the 43rd homicide victims of the year was killed in an exchange of gunfire in a housing project near Jane St. And Sheppard Ave. After two rival gangs came face to face at one of several birthday parties held in the area.

Provincial Atty. General Bryant said he will ask the Federal government to strengthened further the Gun Control law. And this is what he wants the government to do, which do not make sense at all...

"Thousands of guns are stolen every year and there are too many on Toronto's streets, . It's time to crack down on illegal gun traders and make it harder to get a handgun, adding he will ask the federal government for support in "closing the loopholes that exist to get a handgun".

First and foremost, stealing guns is a criminal offense and the Police should crack down on those criminals. Or better still allow gun owners to use them to protect their possessions, which in our law we could not unless for self defense and somebody breaking into your vault for your collection of firearms is not considered Self-Defense and Gun owners can not legally have their Guns abled while at home. They are by law only for lawful purposes like Hunting, Target Shooting and Collections.

Secondly, all handguns, acquired legally are registered and a pre-investigation by Police are required and safety courses are now mandatory. Police have the authority to check for Proper and Safe Storage and may cancel the privilege upon infractions.

But the problem with our Political Leaders, afraid of being labeled politically incorrect, they are scared to address the real issues. The Gun Violence and Crimes, vast Majority of Which happened in the same neighborhoods of housing projects, and can be identified with a Specific group of Gangs and Drug Dealers and small time hoodlums and Mostly the victims are Young Blacks from mostly Single Parents families. That these kids are raised with only a mother without the proper community guidance during their growing up years and can easily become the preys of Gangs Leaders and Druggies. This issue had been known to all the Politicians all the time.

The concentration of these families in Housing Projects, without the sufficient community support as to entertainments, sports and other diversions for the kids to indulge to, will be a magnet that will later attract them to the life of Crimes.

To always blame the Gun Laws and its deficiencies will never solve the problem. There are already Millions of Guns of all kinds in Existence, legally owned and illegally, they won’t just disappear.

Meanwhile, here are some that could be done while the politicians are all putting their heads together to address these issues, before another child is Lost...

** Enforce the "No Carry Law" without Mercy.
** Enforce the Maximum penalty for Gun crimes, instead of the usual Slap in the hands handed down by the courts.
** Try Minors involve in Gun Crimes in Adult Courts as they are used by their adults counterpart to do the crime, or offer them plea bargains and court protections and testify against their mentors and masterminds, or simply name names...
** More stringent background investigations for those wanting firearms acquisition permits.
**And more stringent enforcement of Safe Storage guidelines and proper check by the authorities, instead of the usual "owner's responsibility rule". (don't always assume that all abide by the provision of the Law), as substantial guns in the streets were stolen from Legal Gun owners.

Other than Blanket Ban on Firearms, which may not stand Constitutionally, there are a lot both the Provincial and the Federal Governments can do. Meantime our Local Police should put more resources and insure more visibility (patrols) in these neighborhoods where gun plays are common occurrences and they know where they are, everyone does. Jane and Finch areas, St Jamestown, Entertainment district downtown, Malvern, Lawrence and Don Mills, and a few more other areas , but without sacrificing their response time in all other places...

Deadly weekend
12:58 a.m. – Ephraim Brown, 11, is shot and killed outside a Jane St. and Sheppard Ave. W. area apartment building. A 21-year-old man walks into an area hospital a short time later with a bullet wound to the leg.
1:56 a.m. – A 31-year-old man is found shot to death outside a Bleecker St. apartment near Bloor St. E.
2 a.m. – One man dies following a double shooting near Duncan and Adelaide Sts. in the heart of the Entertainment District.
3 a.m. – Kimel Foster, 21, is shot dead and a 31-year-old man is shot in the abdomen as about 50 people leave a birthday party at the Town Talk bar on Vaughan Rd. near Oakwood Ave.
5:54 a.m. – Two men are shot outside a Barclay St. home near Bathurst St. and Wilson Ave. following a dispute. Another man is charged.