Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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.


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...


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.