Skip to main content

Sadly the reason to register long guns

OPP Constable Vu Pham was fatally shot on Monday by an apparently distraught seventy year old armed with a rifle. Although all the details have not been released it is assumed that the seventy year old's vehicle was spotted and approached by Constable Pham.

If the rifle had been registered Constable Pham might have been forewarned that the seventy year was not only distraught but also possibly armed and dangerous and both men might still be alive.

Comments

penlan said…
The shooter, Fred Preston, is dead? I haven't heard anything about that on the news. And he's just been charged with 1st degree murder & attempted murder of another officer.
WILLY said…
Penlan

You are probably correct. I jumped the gun on that, but sad just he same.

His brother was on TV last night and stated something like Fred would not intentionally shoot a police officer. More likely a warning shot. Us Preston's like to be left alone to work out our own problems.

Independent rural gun owners, that only shoot ducks according to those who criticized the Long Gun Registry.
penlan said…
Well, you were right in the end, Willy. Such sadness & pain all around.

Popular posts from this blog

662

That is the number of Syrian refuges that the Harper government has brought into Canada.

From the Globe and Mail:
However, the government is facing criticism because 2,374 Syrian refugees have so far been settled. Of that number, only 622 - or 26 percent - were assisted by the government. The others were privately sponsored by individuals or non-government. The others were privately sponsored by individuals or non-government organizations. The NDP argues that in addition to private sponsors, the government should immediately accept 10,000 Syrian refugees. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau said the target should be 25,000 government-sponsored refugees, which he estimates would cost Ottawa $100-million.In other words the Harper government that banters around the 10,000 plus refugee number has brought in 622 refugees or about 170 families.

The other 2,352 so called refugees that Harper has allowed to emigrate to Canada consist of wealthy Syrian Christians who paid their own way in, hightailing …

Election close call, Omar, Bob and move over Warren

Wow that was a close one:
With the NDP leading in the polls at the beginning of September, I started to prepare myself, for the very first time in my life, to vote for the NDP. Mulcair looked good enough for me, with some of the best lines about Harper's Government during most of his interviews, except that he would always add the phrase, "just like the liberals" to the end of it and I thought, if I'm one of those Harper hating, Liberal voters that you probably need to vote for you, why the hell are you insulting me with this partisan bullshit.