'Gun' Control: Toronto Police Boast Ridiculous Street Trophies
Police in Canada's largest city have kept a running photo series of guns "taken off the streets" and, in a way, they tell more of a story about failed firearm control than crime.
The city, home of the Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, and Raptors, boasts nearly 3 million residents known and unknown, placing it roughly between Chicago and Los Angeles in size. Likewise, the 7,500-strong Toronto Police Service, funded by a $1 billion annual budget, is the largest municipal law enforcement agency in Canada.
Since 2019, the TPS has served up over 500 hot and ready posts to a dedicated Twitter feed – Guns Seized #offthestreets – of firearms taken into custody, and some of them are absolute gold.
What kind of streets? Cobblestone?
Just chop em down
A favorite tactic in Toronto among those with moody guns in a city where handguns are sometimes tough to get legally seems to be to just grab a hacksaw.
With that being said, from time to time the TPS hits the jackpot and gets something truly head-turning.