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Mass Shooting in Canada, Where Some of the Strictest Gun Control Laws Exist

By: José Niño

News emerged yesterday that a Canadian gunman dressed up as a police officer and went on a killing spree in Nova Scotia that lasted from Saturday night into late Sunday morning.

The murderer had been identified as Gabriel Wortman, a 51-year-old denturist, who began his massacre by killing his ex and her new boyfriend.

Wortman then proceeded to forcibly grab a female Mountie out of her car and shoot her execution-style.

The killer ended up being cornered at a gas station and drew his firearm. Luckily, law enforcement was able to take him out quickly.

According to what police sources told the Toronto Sun, the death toll is now at 23.

There could, however, be more victims, because Wortman set fire to several homes along the way, and they’ve not yet been searched.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed that his government was “on the forward” of filing “assault” weapons bans before the parliament was dissolved during the Wuhan virus outbreak.

Reverend Franklin Graham reacted to the shooting by pointing out that Canada “has some of the strictest gun controls in the world,” but these laws could still not prevent this massacre from occurring.

Graham proclaimed:

“More gun laws won’t stop murder, as they have seen in London where knife attacks have increased and now they’re thinking about banning knives. That’s not the solution. Pray for the families and loved ones of those whose lives were taken in this brutal rampage in Nova Scotia.”

AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News pointed to The University of Sydney’s GunPolicy.org for insights on Canada’s gun control policies. Let’s just say that the Great White North is not friendly to gun owners. The website described Canada’s gun policy as “restrictive.”

The gun control regulations that Canada features consist of extensive background checks with third-party interviews, criminal and mental backgrounds checks, and spousal interviews. Further, Canadian gun control requires licensing for gun owners, namely licensing for the ownership of semiautomatic firearms and handguns. Canadians must also comply with gun storage regulations.

The right to keep and bear arms “is not guaranteed by law” in Canada.

While Canada mourns this tragedy, Americans should be thankful they live in a country with the right to self-defense enshrined in its Constitution. With that right, Americans at least have a chance to fight back in situations involving deranged gunmen.

José Niño is a Venezuelan American freelance writer based in Austin, Texas. Sign up for his mailing list here. Contact him via Facebook, Twitter, or email him at joseinpolitics@gmail.com. Get his e-book, The 10 Myths of Gun Control, here.

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