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I was looking up New Year’s Levees, their origins and traditions and came across this at Wikipedia:

A report of the New Year’s levée held in Brandon House in Manitoba in 1797 indicated that “… in the morning the Canadians (men of the North West Company) make the House and Yard ring with saluting (the firing of rifles). The House then filled with them when they all got a dram each.” Simpson‘s Athabasca Journal reports that on January 1, 1821, “the Festivities of the New Year commenced at four o’clock this morning when the people honoured me with a salute of fire arms, and in half an hour afterwards the whole Inmates of our Garrison assembled in the hall dressed out in their best clothes, and were regaled in a suitable manner with a few flaggon’s Rum and some Cakes. A full allowance of Buffaloe meat was served out to them and a pint of spirits for each man.

Do you think we could get away with doing this in this day and age?

 

 

 

Happy Dec 6th!

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Now, go out and buy a gun!  Do not submit to the gender tyrants!

 

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Hey, Chief Blair!  How is that “Project Safe City” working out for you?

Harassed any honest gun owners lately?

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Major News Reports & News Releases

Friday, November 19, 2010

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=5084&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

Robbery (Business) – 13 Division

A 35 year old male employee of Big Bee Convenience, 1463 Davenport Road, reports that on November 18, 2010 at approximately 2315 hours, when two male suspects entered the premises and approached the counter.  One of the suspects produced a handgun, pointing it at the victim and made a demand for cash and cigarettes.  The victim complied.  The suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction.  No injuries were sustained by the victim.  Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described persons in connection with this offence.  Description of Suspect #1: Male, black, 5’10” to 5’11”, 150 to 180 pounds.  Suspect #2:  Male, black, 5’10” to 5’11”, 150 to 180 pounds, medium build.

10235/89439/07:43

 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=5085&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

Aggravated Assault – 31 Division

A 24 year old male reports that on November 20, 2010 at approximately 0121 hours, he was in the area of Jane Street and Lawrence Avenue West when he was approached by a male suspect.  The suspect discharged a firearm striking the victim in the arm. The victim was transported to a hospital where he was treated for his injury.  Police attended the scene and while speaking to the victim, they were informed of a 29 year old victim with two gunshot wounds that had been transported to another hospital where he collapsed and was conscious.  Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described person in connection with this offence.  Description of Suspect:  Male, 23-26 years, 5’8” to 5”10”, 145 lbs to 165 lbs, bald or shaved head, thin build.

10528/89286/06:32

 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=5086&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

Attempt Murder – 12 Division

On November 20, 2010 at approximately 2136 hours, police were called to the area of Woolner Avenue and Jane Street.  Once on scene, police located a male suffering from a bullet wound to his right thigh.  The victim was transported to a hospital by Toronto EMS. Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described persons in connection with this offence.  Description of Suspect #1:  Male, 5’10”, 169 lbs to 180 lbs, short black curly hair, medium build.  Suspect #2: Male, 5’7” to 5’9”, 161 lbs to 180 lbs, medium build

10547/89286/03:02

 

Robbery (Home Invasion) – 23 Division

A 57 year old male and a 62 year old female report that on November 20, 2010 at approximately 2010 hours the victims were entering their residence on Coppermill Drive and Kipling Avenue when two male suspects, wearing disguises and one suspect armed with a handgun followed the victims into the premises.  One suspect made a demand for property from the female victim.  The suspect then removed the female victim’s phone, lunchbag and keychain.  The second suspect removed a suitcase containing cash from the male victim.  Both suspects fled the scene southbound on Copperhill Drive.  No injuries were sustained by the victim.  Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described persons in connection with this offence.  Description of Suspect #1:  Male, black, 20 to 30 years, 5’6” to 5’8”, 130 to 141 pounds, thin build.  Suspect #2: Male, black, 20 to 30 years, 5’6” to 5’7”, 130 to 141 pounds, thin build.

90089/89286/82204/05:44

 

Robbery (Business) – 31 Division

A 44 year old employee of Cabrera Appliances Limited, 1179 Finch Avenue West, reports that on November 20, 2010 at approximately 2100 hours, three males armed with handguns wearing disguises smashed through the front door and entered the premises.  The suspects immediately took the victim to the warehouse and made a demand for cash.  The suspects tied up, assaulted and shot the victim in the foot.  The suspects removed a quantity of cash and fled the scene in an unknown direction.  Toronto EMS attended and transported the victim to a hospital where he was treated for his injuries.  Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described persons in connection with this offence.  Description of Suspects #1 to #3: Male, black, 5’8” to 6’0”. NO FURTHER DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE.

10022/82204/07:45

 

Robbery (Mugging) – 43 Division

A 43 year old male reports that on November 21, 2010 at approximately 0001 hours, he was in a parking lot in the area of Old Kingston Road and Lawson Road when he was approached from behind by a male suspect.  The suspect armed with a firearm made a demand for cash.  The victim refused and a struggle ensued.  The suspect assaulted the victim and removed a quantity of cash and cheques from the victim’s possession.  The suspect then fled the scene in an unknown direction.  Toronto EMS attended and transported the victim to a hospital where he was treated for his injuries.  Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described person in connection with this offence.  Description of Suspect: Male, black, 30 to 35 years, 6’1”, 220 to 240 pounds, medium build, black hair.

9129/82204/09:37

 

Monday, November 22, 2010

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=5087&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

Newsworthy: Discharge Firearm – 43 Division

On November 22, 2010 at approximately 1423 hours, Police responded to a radio call regarding the sound of gunshots coming from the area of Danforth Road and Trudelle Street.  Once on scene, officers located five shell casings on Trudelle Street and a bullet hold on a nearby retaining wall. A search of the area was negative for victims. Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described person in connection with this offence.  Description of Suspect: Male, black, 24 to 27 years, medium build. Investigation continuing.

9442/82016/19:16


http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/pdfs/20090.pdf

Homicide #54/2010, Melvin Gomez, 24

Broadcast time: 08:26
Monday, November 22, 2010

33 Division
416−808−7400

On Saturday, November 20, 2010, at 2:53 a.m., police responded to a shooting call at the Col. Mustard Bar, 3030 Don Mills Road, in the Peanut Plaza.

Officers located a man suffering from an obvious gunshot wound. He succumbed to his
injuries at the scene.

Two other bar patrons received non−life−threatening injuries as a result of the gunfire.

It is reported that:
− several patrons became involved in an altercation inside the bar,
− a man fired several shots inside the bar, then fled with a second man, southbound through the Peanut Plaza.

The victim has been identified as Melvin Gomez, 24, of Toronto. A post−mortem examination is to be scheduled.

The suspects are described as:

Suspect #1: brown complexion, 5’5”−5’6”, 120–130 lbs., early 30s, wearing a black hoodie, black pants, blue baseball cap with ear flaps and armed with a handgun.

Suspect #2: light−brown complexion, 6’−6’2”, 260−280 lbs., late 30s, wearing a grey zippered sweatshirt with a hood, white shirt with an unknown logo and dark jeans.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to call the Homicide Squad at 416−808−7400, Detective Sergeant Graham Gibson of the Homicide Squad at 416−808−7405, Detective Kathryn Beveridge of the Homicide Squad at 416−808−7422,
Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), online at http://www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.

 

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/pdfs/20091.pdf

Three arrests made, Young Offender charged with attempted murder of police officer, Two handguns seized

Broadcast time: 09:59
Monday, November 22, 2010

13 Division
416−808−1300

On Saturday, November 20, 2010, police officers were on patrol in the Oakwood
Avenue/Earlsdale Avenue area.

It is alleged that:
− while several males were being investigated by the officers, they fled from police who then initiated pursuit on foot,
− as a result, an 18−year−old man was arrested and found in possession of a quantity of
cocaine and a knife,
− a 19−year−old man was arrested after he stumbled and dropped a loaded .38 calibre
revolver,
− a third male, a 17−year−old, during the foot pursuit, turned and pointed a semi−automatic pistol at an officer, pulled the trigger and attempted to shoot the officer,
− the pistol malfunctioned and did not discharge,
− the boy was arrested and a loaded semi−automatic pistol was seized.

Jamal Garrison, 18, of Toronto, has been charged with:
1. Possession of Cocaine,
2. three counts of Fail to Comply Probation.

Alex Frederick, 19, of Toronto, has been charged with:
1. two counts of Assaulting a Peace Officer,
2. two counts of Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest,
3. Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized,
4. Possession of Prohibited Weapon Obtained by the Commission of an Offence,
5. Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Weapon,
6. Possession of Prohibited Device for a Dangerous Purpose,
7. Careless Use of a Firearm,
8. Transfer of Firearm without Authority,
9. Unauthorized Presence of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle,
10. Careless Storage Ammunition,
11. Fail to Comply Probation.

A 17−year−old young offender, has been charged with:
1. Attempted Murder While Using Firearm,
2. Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized,
3. Possession of Prohibited Weapon Obtained by the Commission of an Offence,
4. Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Weapon,
5. Possession of Prohibited Device for a Dangerous Purpose,
6. Careless use of a Firearm,
7. Transfer of Firearm without Authority,
8. Transfer Prohibited Device without Authority,
9. Unauthorized Presence of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle,
10. Unauthorized Presence of a Prohibited Device in a Motor Vehicle,
11. Pointing a Firearm,
12. two counts of Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest,
13. Careless Storage Ammunition.

The accused appeared in court at Old City Hall on Sunday, November 21, 2010.

 

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/pdfs/20089.pdf

Three men face 19 charges, Three loaded handguns seized

Broadcast time: 10:39
Monday, November 22, 2010

31 Division
416−808−0141

On Friday, November 19, 2010, members of a TAVIS Rapid Response Team were on foot patrol in the 200 Chalkfarm Drive area.

It is alleged that:
− as the officers approached the entrance of 200 Chalkfarm Drive, their attention was alerted to three men who had just left the building and were walking towards the front parking lot,
− the officers investigated the three men as they left the building,
− further investigation found all three men in possession of fully loaded semi−automatic restricted firearms and a small quantity of narcotics.

Ronald Byfield, 19; Marvin Turner, 19; and Tristan Curry, 21, all of Toronto, have each been charged with:
1. Unauthorized possession of a firearm
2. Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is Unauthorized,
3. Weapons Dangerous,
4. Carry Concealed Weapon,
5. Possession of firearm obtained by the Commission of an Offence.

Ronald Byfield is additionally charged with Possession of a Restricted firearm with Ammunition.

Marvin Turner is additionally charged with:
1. Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition,
2. Possession of Marijuana (under).

Tristan Curry is additionally charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Schedule I.

All three accused appeared in court at Old City Hall on Saturday, November 20, 2010.

 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=5090&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

Robbery (Mugging) – 23 Division

A 25 year old male reports that on November 22, 2010 at approximately 2123 hours, he was in the area of Lynmont Drive and Turnvale Road when he was approached from behind by a male suspect.  The suspect threatened the victim with a handgun and made a demand for the victim’s property.  The victim complied.  The suspect removed a cellular phone and a laptop from the victim’s person.  The suspect fled the scene northbound on Lynmont Road.  No injuries were sustained by the victim.  Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described person in connection with this offence.  Description of Suspect: Male, black, 19 to 21 years, 5’8” to 5’9”, 141 to 161 pounds, medium build, black afro hair, brown eyes.

10078/82204/07:08

 

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/pdfs/20098.pdf

Homicide #55/2010

Broadcast time: 09:34
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

31 Division
416−808−7400

On Monday, November 23, 2010, at 9:50 p.m., police responded to a shooting call at 1862 Sheppard Avenue West.

Officers attended and located a 19−year−old man suffering from obvious gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital via emergency run. He succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

The victim’s identity is not being released at this time. A post−mortem examination is to be scheduled for Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

Witnesses report seeing two men fleeing the scene.

Investigators are appealing to anyone who saw people loitering in the area, prior to the shooting, to contact police at 416−808−7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), online at http://www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=5094&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

Robbery (Business) – 54 Division

A 28 year old male employee of Bargain Bucks Convenience Store, 1553 Danforth Avenue, reports that on November 24, 2010 at approximately 1932 hours, two male suspects wearing disguises entered the premises.  One of the suspects produced a hand gun and made a demand for cash, while the other suspect reached into the till and removed a quantity of cash.  Both suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction.  No injuries were sustained by the victim.  Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described persons in connection with this offence.  Description of Suspect #1: Male, black, 24 years, 5’10” – 6’0”, thin build.  Suspect #2: Male, black, 15 years, 5’5” – 5’6”, thin build.

9054/82010/02:12

 

Robbery (Home Invasion) – 31 Division

A 39 year old male reports that on November 25, 2010 at approximately 1100 hours, he was in his apartment on Claire Road when he responded to a knock on his door.  Four male suspects, wearing disguises and armed with firearms and weapons, forced their way in.  The suspects grabbed the victim, bound his legs and proceeded to search the premises. The suspects removed a quantity of cash and a laptop computer and then fled the scene in an unknown direction.  The victim sustained minor injuries but will seek his own medical attention.  Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described persons in connection with this offence.  Description of Suspect #1: Male, black, 6’0” to 6’1”, 169 to 180 pounds, thin build, black hair.  Suspect #2: Male, black, 5’7” to 5’8”, 141 to 150 pounds, thin build.  Suspect #3: Male, black, 5’10” to 5’11”, 154 to 165 pounds, thin build, black.  Suspect #4: Male, black, thin build, black hair.

10234/82204/87967/15:16

 

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/pdfs/20114.pdf

Homicide #56/2010 Carl Cole, 45

Broadcast time: 08:00
Thursday, November 25, 2010

43 Division
416−808−7400

On Wednesday, November 24, 2010, at approximately 6:45 p.m., police responded to
numerous calls for a shooting at 65 Greenbrae Circuit.

Officers responded to the rear parking lot of 65 Greenbrae Circuit and located a 45−year−old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries..

The victim has been identified as Carl Cole, 45, of Toronto.

It is believed that the suspects fled the scene in the victim’s silver 2006 Chrysler 300, with Ontario licence plate BFZM 855.

Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance locating the victim’s vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Hank Idsinga at 416−808−7392, Detective Justin Vander Heyden at 416−808−7397, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), online at http://www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.


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…please stand by

 

 

From The Havamal


Away from his arms in the open field
A man should fare not a foot;
For never he knows when the need for a spear,
Shall arise on the distant road.


 

 

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I can bet what happened behind closed doors at the NDP caucus meeting.  Jack laid it on the line like this: “I need six votes to defeat the long-gun registry Bill – there are 12 of you who support it.  I don’t care which of you it is, but 6 of you are going to have to vote against your conscience now, and deal with any consequences later.  Work it out amongst yourselves.”

That’s what Jack calls a “free vote” – he should change the name of his party to the “No Democracy Party”…

 

 

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I don’t know – but she really seems to be in love with herself.  Her latest column in the Calgary Herald, “Long-gun registry on target for safety” is a prime example of what passes for “critical thinking” among most so-called journalists these days.

In true elitist fashion, Lakritz sneers at those who oppose the onerous and draconian Firearms Act, and its bastard spawn, the registry.  Our concerns are “silly”, she opines.  Our arguments are “nonsense”, she pontificates.  She quotes an RCMP report (which it wrote about itself!) as if it were gospel.

One interesting tid-bit she relates is this nugget of wisdom:

“The registry is a ‘law enforcement tool’ for seizing firearms during domestic disputes and it allows police to know about other firearms that may not be registered.

How on earth can the registry tell anyone anything about UNREGISTERED GUNS?  Talk about your utter nonsense!

To top it all off, anyone who disagrees with Naomi is a “whiner”.   Well, I guess we’ve been told!  The elite has spoken!

I can see she really honed her journalistic skills while at the National Enquirer

“Gun Crime”

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In the term “gun crime”, the operative word is “crime”, not “gun”.  Grammatically speaking, you don’t go around saying “there’s a lot of gun out there” – that loses all meaning.  The true “object” is crime:  “there’s a lot of (gun) crime out there”.  This is why all so-called “gun control” fails to achieve its purported objective.

Stockwell Day was right

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Stats released from Statistics Canada show that almost 70% of violent crimes (excluding murder and attempted murder) go unreported:

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2010002/article/11340-eng.pdf

One of the major benefits of the GSS is that it captures information on criminal incidents that do not come to the attention of police. Research has shown that for various reasons victims may choose not to report their victimizations to the police. For example, according to the 2009 GSS 69% of violent victimizations, 62% of household victimizations and 71% of personal property thefts were not reported to police.

Reasons for not reporting crimes vary:

Victims of violent and household crime also had similar reasons for not reporting the incident to the police. The most common reasons were believing that the incident was not important enough (68%), followed by thinking there was nothing the police could do to help (59%). Other reasons included having dealt with the situation in another way (42%) and feeling that the incident was a personal matter (36%)

And yet, the vast majority of people think that they are “safe”:

As in 2004, the majority of Canadians (93%) reported feeling satisfied with their personal safety in 2009. More specifically, 48% of Canadians said that they were very satisfied with their personal safety while 45% indicated that they were somewhat satisfied (Table 11).

Maybe if they knew how many of their fellow citizens didn’t report crimes they’d feel differently…

Too bad StatsCan doesn’t do a “self defense” survey.

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I keep waiting for the masses to rise up in their righteous anger, only to realize that the masses don’t really give a shit…