Shooting Spree at Montreal College

Discussion in 'In the News' started by pro2am, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. pro2am

    pro2am New Member

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    One might think that, if Canada had CCW that perhaps one or more people could have taken this guy out before it went this far.

    Found here: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,213667,00.html

    Gunman Kills One, Wounds 19 in Shooting Spree at Montreal College

    Particularly interesting is the last paragraphs that say:

    "Canada's worst mass shooting also happened in Montreal. Gunman Marc Lapine killed 14 women at the Ecole Polytechnic on Dec. 6, 1989, before shooting himself.

    The 25-year-old Lapine roamed the halls of the school firing a rifle, specifically targeting women whom he claimed in a suicide note had ruined his life. Nine other women and four men were wounded.

    That shooting spurred efforts for tighter gun laws and greater awareness of societal violence — particularly domestic abuse. Canada's tighter gun law was achieved mainly as the results of efforts by survivors and relatives of the victims."

    Sound like those "tighter gun laws" helped a whole lot.
     
  2. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Georgia has CCW, but we would be in the same boat, since it would be a felony for any of the students or teachers to carry a firearm.

    This isn't Utah!

    (Or Colorado, or Oregon, or Alabama, or Virginia, or . . .)