No more nice Cana­di­ans

RE: Gun con­trols on the ropes in Canada (May 12)

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

Af­ter read­ing this let­ter, I have to agree about gun con­trol in Canada. For a coun­try that isn’t sup­posed to be like our south­ern “gun tot­ing” neigh­bours, the live ac­tion shoot­ings that we have heard about in Hamil­ton lately seem to quickly dis­pel that myth. With the po­lice on the hunt for all the crim­i­nals in­volved, who is left to deal with those who break the few gun laws that we have left in Canada? As I see it, that leaves the jus­tice sys­tem.

When these crim­i­nals ap­pear in court and are found guilty, we must de­mand judges can im­pose the harsh­est sen­tences pos­si­ble for any gun crime. Sen­tenc­ing has to de­ter these crim­i­nals from think­ing twice about ever us­ing a firearm if and when they get in­volved in a crime. Be­ing nice Cana­di­ans no longer works. Suzanne Bacik, Hamil­ton

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