On Sunday, there was a mass shooting in Toronto. Two people were killed and 13 more were injured. The shooter killed a few blocks from the scene, if he killed himself or was shot by police has yet to be determined. The shooter used a handgun.
I know what you are thinking. This is impossible. We have been assured that Canada has no gun crime and is a model of total social cohesion. Also Canada’s universal healthcare system means that nobody dies before their time.
But this report of a shooting appears to be true.
The shooter’s name is Faisal Hussain.
I know what you are thinking and it’s not true. Hussain was a peaceful man. Islam is a religion of peace and Muslims have integrated into Canada’s peaceful ways seamlessly.
The only explanation is that he was insane.
Hussain “had severe mental health challenges, struggling with psychosis and depression his entire life,” his family’s statement continued. “The interventions of professionals were unsuccessful. Medications and therapy were unable to treat him. While we did our best to seek help for him throughout his life of struggle and pain, we could never imagine that this would be his devastating and destructive end.”
Now I’m all confused. Shouldn’t Canada’s miraculous healthcare system taken care of Hussain.
As new details about the shooter emerge, we learn:
But a law enforcement source told CBS News that Faisal Hussain visited Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) websites and may have expressed support for the terrorist group. They were looking into whether Hussain may have lived at one time in Afghanistan and possibly Pakistan, the source said. There is no indication that Hussain was directed by ISIS to carry out the attack.
I don’t know what to believe anymore.
It’s a good thing the Mayor of Toronto can straighten my mind out for me.
“I have said for some time that this city has a gun problem and that guns are far to readily available for far too many people,” Tory said. “This is an international problem and this is a domestic problem. There are far too many people carrying around guns in our city and our region who should not have them.”
“You’ve heard me ask the question of why anybody would need to buy 10 or 20 guns, which they can lawfully do under the present laws,” Tory continued. “And that leads to another question we need to discuss: Why does anyone in this city need to have a gun at all?”
Tory said in his call for a gun control debate following the deadly shooting in the city’s Greektown the night before that even if the discussion could prevent just “one of these incidents,” in his view, “it is a discussion worth having and having very soon.”
Oh thank goodness. I was worried for a second. I thought that this shooting represented a failure of the Canadian healthcare system and Canadian national security system to treat mental illness and stop an insane Muslim from making contact with ISIS.
When the state fails to do what it promises it will do, the only answer is to strip the rights of law abiding citizens who committed no crimes.
That will stop the people from questioning why a bloated government bureaucracy that demands so much in taxes is so fucking incompetent at preventing these kinds of incidents from happening.
At least the United States has a Second Amendment to slow down people from covering up the failure of government by restricting gun rights.
Canada has no such protections. Brace yourselves Canadian gun owners. Your goverment dropped the ball and now they are going to take your guns as punishment.