Urbin Report

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

A note for all you liberals wanting to move to gun-free Canada...

From the nice folks over at The Smallest Minority:

Thought you might find this interesting, which I read the following on Ebert's website today (Movie Answer Man). Here we have a genuine Illinois liberal coming to terms with reality: for all of Canada's gun restrictions and lovely social benefits, Canadian crime rates are actually worse than in shoot 'em up USA, which you probably already knew. I knew it, too,because I lived in Vancouver for ten years and saw a lot of it with my own eyes. Not to mention that shootings (with those heavily restricted handguns) occur with alarming frequency in Vancouver.

Admirably, Ebert posts the statistics comparison on his website.

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=ANSWERMAN