Pubdate: Mon, 12 Mar 2018
Source: Ottawa Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2018 Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Don Day
Page: 14
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor.


It is a misnomer for the media to always mention "guns and gangs" when
it comes to the violent exchange between gangs. Guns are not the
problem; the problem is the control of drugs and contraband, which the
gangs are fighting over.

Gangs, no matter where, will use whatever means available to get their
share of the lucrative and fast-growing drug market. In my opinion, a
review of the escalation of drug availability and use would be more
beneficial than creating ad hoc committees to study guns and gangs.

But wait, Prime Minister's Liberals are going to legalize marijuana in
a few months and that will certainly exacerbate our drug problem. Do
politicians really think that gangs will cease their turf wars?

Don Day Ottawa

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