McCormack: Younger generation of criminals has willingness to use guns
Police are concerned about the amount of guns on the streets of Toronto and the changing gang mentality, according to Toronto Police Association president Mike McCormack.
McCormack joined Jerry Agar on Newstalk 1010 for two hours Monday.
He says things have changed since he started policing. Twenty five years ago, recovering firearms off the street was a rare occurance.
"Now, guys are bringing in AK47s, TEC-9s, all kinds of stuff, and it's just another day at the office," McCormack says.
He says the attitude of young criminals has changed. They have a willingness to use their weapons.
"This younger generation, instead of going to fists and boots to sort of resolve their issues, these kids are pulling out guns and they just don't care," McCormack says.
McCormack says part of the solution is having more officers on the streets, becoming a part of the community.