October 04, 2016

“Loony leftist” Toronto city councillor wages weird war on (fake) guns

David MenziesMission Specialist
 

You’d think that a couple of entrepreneurs launching a new business in a depressed area of town would receive applause from the local city councillor. But not if that councillor is leftist-loony Pam McConnell. And not if the business in question happens to be a – gasp – target range! 

Here’s the deal: across the street from Toronto’s Regent Park, Mark Richardson and Kevin Huether are opening their latest STRYKE Target Range. Sounds like fun to me. Lots of air guns and so on. I’ll show you some footage…

But Pam McConnell says this area is “quite a poor choice of location,” given the community’s past struggles with violence.

Memo to Pam McConnell: gangbangers use Glocks, which fire real bullets. They don’t bother with airsoft guns which propel nonlethal, non-metallic pellets. 

How pathetic. Richardson and Huether should be lauded for investing in this area of Hogtown and creating jobs to boot.

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commented 2016-10-05 02:54:37 -0400
As I’ve noted many times before:- it’s the curse of living within eyesight of the CN Tower… Since Toronto takes its water from Lake Ontario, just maybe, maybe, those rotten Yanks in upstream Buffalo, Cleveland and Detroit are putting more of “something” in their pee?… All conspiracy theories most welcome…
commented 2016-10-04 23:46:48 -0400
“We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the precept that each individual is accountable for his actions. ”
commented 2016-10-04 23:45:32 -0400
Bill elder said..
“In any event Pam is crippled by a psychotic paranoid reaction that strangles her capacity for reason. She’s a bigot and a paranoid one at that – I think she needs professional help and certainly should not be in a position of authority.”

Ain’t that the truth..!!
commented 2016-10-04 23:38:56 -0400
She looks like the kind that didn’t have a very good time in high school and vowed if she ever became a somebody that she was going to make them pay for the three years of misery in grade 10,11 and 12
commented 2016-10-04 22:35:54 -0400
Looks like a lot of fun to me. Maybe Pam’s time would be better spent at the dentist rather than blasting this newly formed business.
commented 2016-10-04 20:50:37 -0400
Her objection to weapons is clearly to protect the beaver population. Just look at her smile, and that the picture is taken on the banks of a lake, after this photo- op she no doubt swam back to her lodge. Guns kill beavers and axes may be used to skin them, her brethren. I bet she’s not a tree hugger.
commented 2016-10-04 20:12:31 -0400
I’ve been robbed in 8-armed robberies, and I can honestly say that I’d rather have a gun pointed in my face anyday, than a knife.
commented 2016-10-04 19:07:43 -0400
Len Vaness commented – “This may not be as loony as it looks…how similar to real hand guns do these look? Can they be easily modified to look authentic? Could they fool people into handing over cash or valuables?”

What? You mean the hatchets can’t be more effectively utilized as a robbery weapon than a “replica” firearm which has been banned by the gun law and included as a firearm in criminal armed assault laws?

You can’t take these toys out of the range, they are all accounted for and using a toy gun for a robbery gets you the same charge as a real gun – so join Pam in the paranoids corner
commented 2016-10-04 19:01:33 -0400
Ask her what she would think of an inner city airgun marksmanship program run by the police or JCs and facilitated by the public school board – ask her that – Let her put her real bigotry out there for us to see.
commented 2016-10-04 17:33:22 -0400
As Herbert Spencer said (1820 – 1903) “The ultimate result of shielding men (and women) from the effects of their folly is to fill the world with fools”. Excellent quote Maurice!
commented 2016-10-04 17:31:29 -0400
Len, Len, anyone who waves a fake gun around in this day and age has a death wish and we should let nature take its course. If someone wants to pretend they have a real gun all they have to do is press an extended finger into a pocket and aim it at someone, they don’t even need a ‘fake’ gun to pull it off.
This is nanny state out of control. Next they will be shutting down paintball palaces. Lefties are no bloody fun at all.
commented 2016-10-04 16:36:04 -0400
Andrew you were saying stuff about the CBC and taxes and such, well some of the liberal media is calling them uber predators and saying they have an unbeatable advantage, i guess you know better than the actual people in the biz though eh? LMAO!
commented 2016-10-04 16:31:58 -0400
Yeah all gang violence is due to shooting ranges.
commented 2016-10-04 16:31:35 -0400
This may not be as loony as it looks…how similar to real hand guns do these look? Can they be easily modified to look authentic? Could they fool people into handing over cash or valuables? Could they get the “armed” man killed?
commented 2016-10-04 16:31:32 -0400
Andrew actually the weak argument is the leftist one , and sorry but we are tired of being called names , so we call them back. The term racist and the isms and the phony phobia labels are name calling.
And why no comment on the losers beating a women for her Trump sign? Oh yeah , it would require you to acknowledge it happened , better if you just turn away like a coward.
commented 2016-10-04 16:17:37 -0400
The world is going nuts!!! Absolutly figgen nuts with Canada leading the pack!!
commented 2016-10-04 16:06:01 -0400
Argument pretty weak, use namecalling instead!
commented 2016-10-04 15:01:11 -0400
Pandering to the Loony Left results in more repression with no end in sight. Can we just call them Fascists?
commented 2016-10-04 14:26:23 -0400
As Herbert Spencer said (1820 – 1903) “The ultimate result of shielding men (and women) from the effects of their folly is to fill the world with fools”. Apparently that’s been going on for such a long time that those “fools” are being elected to government at all levels, from city councillors, to provincial Premiers, to Prime Ministers. The supply of self-righteous fools in the world seems inexhaustible.
commented 2016-10-04 14:03:22 -0400
There is absolutely no reasoning with people like this Pam McConnell. Unfortunately we have lost the art of telling people to just shut the eff up and mind their own effing business.
commented 2016-10-04 13:37:27 -0400
I think if you are running for any public office, that you should have to pass an annual mental health assessment! And the assessments would have to go to a different Doctor each year, and the name of the Doctor not be given until they arrive for the assessment. Just so the Doctors couldn’t be bought off. Though in our systems, I’m sure they would find away.
commented 2016-10-04 13:19:02 -0400
Municipal politics is riddled with this. Start from the entry level. Pay attention to your municipal politics.
commented 2016-10-04 13:09:08 -0400
And THAT ladies and gentlemen is what happens when you elect the entitled, arrogant, spoiled and smug
commented 2016-10-04 13:02:28 -0400
When you see irrational phobic reactions to innocent activities you know it is the product of psychosis. Councillor Pam there is “projecting” her fears on everyone else. When she asserts that some harmless target sport will lead to the neighborhood going violent she has externalized her repressed feelings

Pam either has a tendency to violence herself and doesn’t trust others any more than she trusts herself with a potential weapon OR she’s a bigot and is projecting her low opinion of inner city black youth on everyone else (She believes young black males in the neighborhood are naturally criminally violent and should be kept from anything more dangerous than a nerf ball) But she won’t reveal her inner bigotry and instead attacks inanimate objects or harmless activity as a public threat to divert attention from her obvious mental disorder..

In any event Pam is crippled by a psychotic paranoid reaction that strangles her capacity for reason. She’s a bigot and a paranoid one at that – I think she needs professional help and certainly should not be in a position of authority.
commented 2016-10-04 12:50:00 -0400
Just one more bag of hammer handles.
commented 2016-10-04 12:37:12 -0400
The left-wingers are full on retards.
commented 2016-10-04 12:34:01 -0400
Here picture says it all. A left wing wacko. The only thing missing is the Patchouli oil.
commented 2016-10-04 11:46:50 -0400
If shooters practiced on Pam McConnell, the problem should go away.

C’mon ya fat old bag, run. We’ll give you 10 seconds and then it’s our turn!!!