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Am I missing something ? The baggage retrieval area in most airports can be accessed by anyone in the general public, especially in the US. So anyone in the general public could have walked in, and in

Back to carding and minimum 5 years in jail if caught with a gun! 

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Police arrest 88 after dismantling gang tied to innocent teen's killing
Adam Carter  1 hour ago

Police say 17-year-old Jonathan Davis was an innocent bystander when he was fatally shot in 2019 in Malton, Ont.© Supplied by Selma Alincy 
A gang called "New Money So Sick" was behind a series of brazen, violent crimes across the GTA in recent years, Peel police officials said Tuesday while announcing dozens of arrests.

A joint-forces operation dubbed "Project Siphon" has linked the gang to drug trafficking, human trafficking, money laundering and a series of shootings, Peel Regional Police Chief Nish Duraiappah said during a Wednesday morning press conference.

That includes the highly-publicized shooting of 17-year-old Jonathan Davis — an innocent bystander who was gunned down in broad daylight in Malton in 2019 — as well as the shooting death of 28-year-old Giovanni Delahaye in Mississauga.

"This organization has been linked to some of the most thoughtless violence our community has suffered for the last several years," Duraiappah said.

The investigation began back in September of 2019, when officers started looking into a drug delivery network operating out of Mississauga and Brampton.

Police eventually discovered the gang was linked to a large-scale drug trafficking network across the GTA that was moving large quantities of cocaine and fentanyl, Duraiappah said.

Police say they have executed 83 search warrants in the region in connection with the group, and 88 people have been arrested.

Duraiappah said police are expecting that more than 800 charges will be laid in connection with their investigation, including participating in a criminal organization, firearms offences, drug possession and trafficking, murder, and conspiracy to commit an indictable offense.

Thirty-four guns have been seized, the chief said, alongside over $1.39 million in cash and $1.9 million worth of drugs, including 1.4 kilograms of fentanyl, 13.7 kilograms of cocaine and 187 kilograms of marijuana.

"We believe the seizure of these firearms has saved lives," Duraiappah said.

Gang linked to multiple shootings
Supt. Martin Ottaway laid out how the gang was involved in Davis's death during the news conference Wednesday morning.

Ottaway said that on Sept. 14, 2019, a rival gang was gathered at the back of the apartment building where Davis lived in Malton. Two vehicles drove around back, and that's when seven people all got out and started shooting at the group. Police say this was all part of an ongoing gang conflict.

Six people were struck, including Davis, who died.

"Jonathan was not involved in any gang crime, and was an innocent victim who found himself caught in the middle of gunfire," Ottaway said.

Police previously announced that Safeer Ahmad, 19, of Mississauga and Jahvon Valdez, 21, of Brampton have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder in relation to the deaths of both Davis and Delahaye.

Ottaway also laid out how Delahaye died in October of 2019. He was stopped at a red light in a vehicle with three other people in Mississauga when a car pulled up on the passenger side and two people opened fire, Ottaway said.

All four people inside the first vehicle were struck, and Delahaye was killed. The others were seriously injured, but survived. The two shootings were "forensically linked," Ottaway said, and police eventually determined the same vehicle was used in both.

Also connected to cemetery shoot out
Police have also linked the gang to the shooting death of a man in Mississauga on Aug. 3 of this year. Police say the victim was a frequent customer of an illegal mobile pot operation called 6ixpensary that was being operated by the gang, and believe this association was a factor in his death.

Investigators say Mahmoud Al-Ramahi, one of the leaders of New Money So Sick, was arrested on Nov. 12 and charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence in connection with that incident.

Al-Ramahi's arrest comes after a recent attempt on his own life. Police said two men approached him on Oct. 29 while he was in a vehicle in Nobelton, north of Toronto, and opened fire. Al-Ramahi was able to take off and wasn't hurt. That investigation is ongoing, Ottaway said.

The same gang has also been linked to a shooting in a Brampton cemetery from Aug. 31, police said. Members of New Money So Sick were at the cemetery, Ottaway said, to celebrate the birthday of a friend who had been murdered in 2016.

That's when several people showed up and started shooting, which resulted in a gun battle with over 70 rounds fired. Three people were shot and taken to hospital, but survived.

Ottaway said that investigation is ongoing, and further arrests and charges are anticipated.

"We will not tolerate this within our community," he said.

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That right there is Muricun ingenuity! Just what you need for walkin the dawg....but I think most would prefer the good ol’ Glock or M&P...pride of ownership.

Sad that a so-called society would need this .. 

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A novelty of limited value to most and of absolutely none to me. Like a cheap tool from the dollar store.... too big for small jobs and too small for big jobs IMO.

I suspect they put it together as a prototype simply because they could, a bit like that amphibious flying car thing that comes when you whistle for it.

Wouldn't want it if it was free. Simply the sort of provocative fluff that riles people for no reason. I even doubt that any self respecting gangbanger would want to be seen with it. 

It's the ease of manufacture that should be of grave concern here; and it isn't... and it won't be.  Unregulated parts, 3d printers, build specifications available online etc, etc; kids will be making $hit  like this in their basements pretty soon and City Council will determine that a ban on flashlights will fix it.

 Time to move on, get a grip and get er done.

 

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Old news for anyone who follows the story. Government lawyers spent a lot of time in court trying to suppress the warrant information and keep it from becoming public. 

Much more to come, it will continue to be released slowly and go almost unnoticed. The information contained in the article would have been known on day one. If they were actually registered weapons, that information, resplendent with close up pictures of each gun, would have been on the cover of every paper in the country.  

If Trump had done a fraction of this sort of suppression on any domestic issue, deicer would be hatching multi coloured kittens on the kitchen floor right now and saying "see, I told you so." 

The only option for getting away with this is to own the media.

https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/lilley-memo-shows-trudeau-knew-nova-scotia-gunman-used-smuggled-guns

 

 

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Curbing gun violence

Plan must target actual criminals

  • Calgary Sun
  • 22 Nov 2020
  • BRIAN LILLEY blilley@postmedia.com @brianlilley
img?regionKey=QTd1%2bfLO0Wt%2fSyf8OBLnCA%3d%3dVERONICAHENRI/POSTMDIAFILES Police investigate a shooting in which a 12-year-old boy was slain earlier this month in Toronto.

TORONTO — If one thing is clear in the ongoing problem of gun crime in Canada it's that we're focused on the wrong issues — at least the political leaders in Ottawa are.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has spent the past five years telling the public he is dealing with gun crime by imposing stricter gun control.

That's a solution that focuses on the gun and not the crime. Worse yet, it focuses on guns owned by licensed and legal gun owners, not the people shooting up our streets.

Whether we are talking about the massacre in Nova Scotia or the recent shooting that killed 12-year-old Dante Andreatta in Toronto, the Trudeau government's policies simply wouldn't help.

But there are concrete measures the government could to reduce gun crime — none of which involve bans:

FOCUS ON SMUGGLING

More than 80% of the crime guns that could be traced in Toronto in recent years were illegal firearms sourced in the United States and smuggled into Canada.

While the Trudeau Liberals promised more than $600 million to “buy back” guns from licensed owners after the gun ban announced last May, they've only promised $86 million over five years specifically for the RCMP and Canada Border Services Agency to target smuggling.

The gun ban is expected to cost well over $1 billion by the time it is all over.

A quarter of that amount spent on anti-smuggling efforts could dry up the gun supply.

DEAL WITH BAIL REFORM

Despite claims by defence lawyers that bail conditions are just fine, the reality is there are too many instances of people committing gun crimes and then being put into a revolving door.

Mark Saunders, Toronto's former police chief, lamented this last year. “We have cases where people are charged and then they're given bail and the condition is house arrest and then they breach the house arrest and then they are arrested again and given house arrest conditions again,” Saunders said at the time.

Bail needs to be harder to get — perhaps next to impossible to get for repeat offenders.

SENTENCING REFORM

Tougher sentences won't act as a deterrent for hardcore criminals who will shoot up neighbourhoods in broad daylight, but they'll keep violent criminals off the streets.

The Harper government brought in several mandatory minimums for gun crimes, some of which were struck down.

The court found the law as it was written was too broad, but never said there could not be mandatory minimums.

Bring back the laws that were struck down for illegal gun possession while making sure it falls within the rules set out by the courts.

We don't need people who would shoot up our streets out wandering free.

FUND POLICE

I have a lot of issues with police budgets, with how money is spent within police services — the same way I do with all government departments.

Still, defunding police leaves people in high-crime neighbourhoods as ongoing victims of the same gangs that are causing the violence.

We can change how police operate — it's an ongoing process — but defunding is not the answer.

BRING BACK STREET CHECKS

As Lorrie Goldstein recently reported, again, when police in Toronto started using street checks, gun violence fell, dramatically. The man in charge of the police service at the time was Bill Blair — now Trudeau's minister in charge of public safety — so he knows it works.

Since street checks were banned in 2014, shootings increased by 178% from 177 annually to 492 in 2019.

The number of people wounded and killed increased by 176%, from 103 in 2014 to 284 in 2019.

This year there have been 432 shootings and 204 people wounded or killed.

Dealing with gun crime requires policies that deal with crime, not law-abiding gun owners.

Let's have smarter policies and safer streets.

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