May 29, 2007 @ 10:13
The family of 15 year old murder victim Jordan Manners plan to hold a news conference tomorrow where they'll call on the province to take action "now" on the conditions which result in senseless violence.
And on June 10th, Jordan's uncle Greg Stolks plans a march against guns. He'll demand all levels of government ban hand guns in Canada immediately.
Both are noble initiatives but definitely not where effort should be spent at this time.
I hate to sound like a broken record and to keep repeating myself but there's nothing going on in the Jane-Finch area that couldn't be fixed with a long term attitude change towards family values.
To be honest, I'd love to hold a march against screwin' bareback without any plans for the off-spring you could be producing.
Connecting the dots in these situations is not difficult. The vast majority of the perpetrators come from homes without a father and many of the kids in the same house don't have the same father.
Call me old fashioned or call me naive, but to my mind that is job one in fixing what is becoming a big problem in our city.
Bad ass kids will find guns no matter what government does. There are rotten people out there who will put guns in the hands of people who want them. It's called supply and demand and it works with every commodity on earth.
We need to curb the demand and the best way to do that is to take responsibility for the kids you bring into the world and turn them into people who won't want a gun.
And if this sounds like an attack against only men, it's not meant to be. Women have a responsibility to be a little more selective when it comes to whose seed they take.
At the very least use a goddamn condom, so your irresponsibility doesn't become everybody else's problem.
And further to that - isn't it interesting that one of the 17 year old accused in the Manners case just become a father, and the other, when arrested, was found with cocaine on his body.
Old enough to father a child and snort cocaine, but too young to have their names released thanks to the Youth Criminal Justice Act.