Gangs learn too you know. Usually you will hear about inefective drive-by style shootings or someone fired 10 rounds and missed all of them. But now they started ambushing their targets like in recent shooting around Jane/Finch where 3 thugs were wating on the roof for victims to arrive. I'm pretty sure that WW2 bolt action rifle with half decent optics and a bit of planing can be a lot more dangerous than a .22 pistol
Do you mind naming those russian weapons you saw? Never seen or heard of any russian stuff siezed to Toronto in the last few years.