Quote: Originally Posted by tracy Quote: Originally Posted by ColpyHe jumped through all the hoops and it didn't stop him (if it's true his were legal guns), but does that mean that those hoops haven't stopped anyone else?
Now the real foolishness starts.
As I guessed, Gill's weapons were all legal, and registered.
He had jumped through all the hoops, and, believe me, they are numerous.
I'll grant you the point, it is impossible to tell.
But I doubt it. Even if he had been denied permits, guns are not hard to get outside the law, that is for sure.
BTW, according to both CTV and CBC News, his guns were legal and registered.
My point is you simply can't stop this stuff. If people are determined to kill, they can. I remember 30 plus dying in Montreal back in the seventies when some idiot kicked out of a bar returned with a bucket of gasoline, which he threw in the front door, followed by a match.
I also have to say huge thanks to the Montreal police. Two officers on the spot for another reason headed FOR the gunfire, cornered the suspect, and wounded him. In my mind they saved a LOT of lives.
Big difference between now and 1989, when officers refused to enter the school for over 20 minutes, while Marc LePine strolled the halls, killing at will. Police only went in when the gunfire STOPPED, after Lepine commited suicide.
Since then, training in Montreal has changed, and it saved lives yesterday.