Twenty people wounded or killed. Hundreds of people were present but none of them were allowed to legally possess a firearm there. The person willing to break the law prohibited murder obviously wasn’t that concerned about the law against possessing a firearm. The victims were disarmed by their own government and that government bears a large portion of the responsibility for those injuries and deaths. And notice how the attacker was stopped? By people with guns. Don’t give me any crap about “bringing a gun into the situation just increases the violence”. It put a stop to the violence. If the victims hadn’t been disarmed they could have stopped the violence much sooner.
A 25-year-old man who mounted a deadly shooting rampage at a downtown Montreal college had posted pictures of himself on the Internet with a rifle and said he was feeling “crazy” and “postal” and was drinking whiskey hours before the attack.
The man, identified by police as Kimveer Gill, also said on a blog that he liked to play a role-playing Internet game about the Columbine High School shootings in Colorado and wanted to die “in a hail of gunfire.”
In the end, Gill dressed in a black trench coat like the Columbine shooters put his own gun to his head and pulled the trigger during a shootout with officers at Dawson College on Wednesday, police said.
Gill, wielding a rapid-fire rifle and two other weapons, had already wounded 20 other people by the time he took his own life. One of his victims, an 18-year-old woman, later died. Four others remained in critical condition Thursday, including three in extremely critical condition and one in a deep coma.
Police initially said Gill shot himself but later Wednesday they said they thought officers killed Gill during an exchange of fire. On Thursday, however, Francois Dore of the Quebec provincial police said “preliminary results of the autopsy showed that he died of self-inflicted wounds.” Dore said police shot Gill in the arm before he turned his gun on himself.
“Remember September 13th” should be the slogan of the people of Canada as they march in the streets by the tens of thousands and demand their government stop infringing their inalienable rights.