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"The city notched up another murder Wednesday night when a 30-year-old Surrey resident was shot to death after being involved in a minor traffic accident.

Police say the incident occurred just after 11 p.m. in the 6800-block of 128th Street when the South Asian driver of a white Lexus sedan was gunned down as he walked toward a white SUV that had just collided with him.

The dead man's wife was in the Lexus when the shooting occurred. She was unharmed."

Read more: http://www.thenownewspaper.com/news/Murdered+After+Crash/4696371/story.html#ixzz1KumPV51B

P.S. And this is Canada, not America....

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Should we start the gun control argument again?... Lets don't! We beat that one to death.

Thanks for the article.

Of course there is no point discussing gun control. It is like discussing Premium gasoline versus Regular, or discussing using synthetic versus non-synthetic oil. As the saying goes, 'opinions are like a**hol**, everyone has one'.

The points of the article was: 1) if you have an accident, even a fender bender, you might want to just call 911 and stay in your car. 2) Although what happened is more associated with America with its more loose gun laws, such tragedy can happen anywhere. Even in countries where guns are heavily regulated, like Canada. And 3) The area in and around Vancouver has changed considerably during the last 20 years or so. It used to be a quiet and safe place to live. But after the very heavy immigration, in particular from China/Hong Kong, it is now a rather 'hazardous' city to live in. So Americans should think twice before visiting, lol!

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Should we start the gun control argument again?... Lets don't! We beat that one to death.

Thanks for the article.

Of course there is no point discussing gun control. It is like discussing Premium gasoline versus Regular, or discussing using synthetic versus non-synthetic oil. As the saying goes, 'opinions are like a**hol**, everyone has one'.

The points of the article was: 1) if you have an accident, even a fender bender, you might want to just call 911 and stay in your car. 2) Although what happened is more associated with America with its more loose gun laws, such tragedy can happen anywhere. Even in countries where guns are heavily regulated, like Canada. And 3) The area in and around Vancouver has changed considerably during the last 20 years or so. It used to be a quiet and safe place to live. But after the very heavy immigration, in particular from China/Hong Kong, it is now a rather 'hazardous' city to live in. So Americans should think twice before visiting, lol!

Really sorry to hear about Vancouver's troubles. It has been about twenty years since I visited there, and it was a beautiful city.

In my view opinions are the culmination of a persons experience with a given subject, and as such can be shared to put forth that persons wishes regarding the pros/cons of that topic. Their ignorance comes into play when they do not allow themselves to openly listen and consider someone else's opinion. It is not a matter of affirmation but, an exchange of information that leads to an agreed upon set of facts.

Paul

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Vancouver was a pure gem. Then Expo 1986 happened and the world started to discover Vancouver. With China taking over Hong Kong by 1997, a large number of Chinese in Honk Kong immigrated to Vancouver seeking safety. Then after 1997, when Chinese in Mainland China became wealthy, they also invaded Vancouver. Bringing with them gangs, crime, etc.. The only bright side to this is that if you owned real estate prior to the invasion, your net worth has increased beyond your wildest dreams. Nowadays, Vancouver is more dangerous than Toronto.

I like your 'expose' on the subject of opinions. I agree with you.

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What this actually shows us is that gun control and gun laws have very little to do with crime, either for or against. It is the culture and population that does. In countries with a very homogenous population, which Canada had until recently, crime tends to remain very low. Look at Scandinavia for example, regardless of what their gun laws are (e.g., Switzerland, where almost everyone serves in the military and is REQUIRED to take their service rifle home). Countries that have non-homogenous populations, like the US, Great Britain, the Balkans, etc. tend to have more social conflict, less concern about harm to others, less of a sense of "we're all in this together" and hence, more crime. Even with strict gun laws, like the UK. I don't think the US is even in the top 20 for violent crime anymore, but people in other countries will always point to the US as crime riddled. We are not, we just tend to publicize it more.

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Sorry to hear about loss of life.

I was in Vancouver 6 years ago and enjoyed the visit. I was warned by hotel desk clerk about thefts from cars being frequent if not careful.

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