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I see more rhetoric suggesting that Ottawa wants to ban all guns. This is an old technique used to motivate diverse parts of the gun community to oppose firearms legislation. See "Guns and Conspiracy Theories in Canada" in @ActiveHist #cdnpoli ...#BillC21 https://activehistory.ca/2021/02/guns-and-conspiracy-theories-in-canada/

Islamophobia was the motive. Guns licenced to the killer were the means. Both issues need to be addressed. We stand with the survivors who also support #BillC21 and its reasonable measures. https://twitter.com/BradMBradford/status/1619689517874651137

🧵 A reminder about the Québec mosque shooter:
▪️legally acquired six guns over the years
▪️no previous history of violence
▪️a “sport shooter” who went to a gun club weekly
▪️a “law abiding gun owner”, til he didn’t ...wanna be
… https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/alexandre-bissonnette-mass-shooters-1.5326201

Today, Poly Remembers #29January2017 and Ibrahima Barry, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti, Abdelkrim Hassane & Azzedine Soufiane, and the 19 injured including Aymen Derbali who was paralyzed while protecting others #Mosque... #Anniversary #cndpoli

Aujourd'hui, Poly Se Souvient du #29janvier2017 et de Ibrahima Barry, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti, Abdelkrim Hassane, et Azzedine Soufiane, et des 19 blessés dont Aymen Derbali qui a été paralysé en protégeant ...d'autres #Mosquée #Anniversaire #Polcan

La Cour suprême du Canada a statué qu’une peine minimale obligatoire de quatre ans pour avoir tiré avec une arme à feu sur une maison est inconstitutionnelle, car elle pouvait équivaloir à une peine cruelle et inusitée ...https://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/justice-et-faits-divers/2023-01-27/tir-par-arme-a-feu-sur-un-batiment/la-cour-supreme-invalide-une-peine-minimale-obligatoire-jugee-cruelle.php @CSC_fra

Supreme Court of 🇨🇦 rules that mandatory minimum sentence of four years for firing a gun at a house is unconstitutional on the basis it could amount to cruel and unusual punishment. (Watch @CPC_HQ & #GunLobby blame @JustinTrudeau for this)... https://www.thestar.com/politics/2023/01/27/supreme-court-of-canada-to-rule-on-constitutionality-of-mandatory-firearm-sentences.html @SCC_eng

Astonishingly, Poilievre manages to spew even more divisive nonsense against @JustinTrudeau than the #GunLobby: “You’ve tried to make people afraid of hunters by saying that it’s Indigenous &rural people who (hunt) that are causing all ...inner city crime” #SowingAngrySeeds #cdnpoli

Guns. @PostOpinions #GunControl #nra

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2023/01/24/cartoon-nra-metal-jacket/ http://www.deadder.net

Michael de Adder, The Halifax Chronicla Herald @deAdder

@VernonChiang Newsflash, Vernon: "shooting up the streets of Toronto" is not the only form of firearms violence. It's just the only one you can think of.

JR15, un fusil semi-auto conçu pour ls enfants et inspiré d’un fusil d’assaut est "absolument écœurant. La dernière chose que nous devrions faire c’est commercialiser (ces armes) auprès d’enfants" disent démocrates en exhortant FTC à... enquêter sur fabricant https://www.lapresse.ca/international/etats-unis/2023-01-26/un-fabricant-d-armes-concues-pour-les-enfants-seme-la-controverse.php

And it remains true that you are much more likely to be shot by a person with a gun licence than by a non-gang-affiliated, non-licensed person.

That's because the main difference between those groups is ... wait for it ... that people who don't own... guns don't own guns.
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Thread 🧵 that responds to more #GunTrolls that we can count:

Using images of armed individual on social media, Montreal police (⁦@SPVM⁩) seized 19 guns including assault weapons, machine gun & high-capacity magazines, arresting 8 people in 3 separate investigations #sleuths ⁦⁦@LillianRoyCTV⁩ ...https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/montreal-police-seize-19-guns-arrest-8-people-in-recent-operations-1.6247864

Today is not a good day. I can't stop crying. I hurt so fucking bad. I try so damn hard to not fall apart but every day it gets harder. I push my feelings down and put on a mask. I'm not just the pissed off dad. I'm the broken dad. The dad that is ...in excruciating pain because

@DBall1985 @RBlakeBrown @Polysesouvient God? A man living in the clouds gives people the right to firearms?

Après une nouvelle série de tueries par armes à feu, 🇺🇸Joe Biden a lancé mardi un nouvel appel à interdire ou au moins à restreindre l'accès aux fusils d'assaut, en demandant au Congrès d'agir rapidement (comme il l’a fait nombreuses... fois - sans résultat) https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1950485/appel-joe-biden-fusillades-californie-controle-armes

New political cartoon by @deAdder highlighting the absence of a second amendment right to possess guns in Canadian constitutional law. #cdnlaw

“Whether it’s self-inflicted, or comes at the hands of police officers or after life in prison, a mass shooting is a form of suicide. This is why traditional measures like increased armed security or harsh criminal sentences will do little to ...stop them” https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2023/01/26/opinion/us-mass-shootings-despair.html

We would argue that there is a huge difference between "none" and "hardly any"... when it comes to MASS SHOOTINGS, especially from the perspective of survivors & victims' families (plus there have been more than "hardly any" in 🇨🇦) ...#BanAssaultWeapons #BillC21 #LetsNotFollowTheUSA

What many miss is what's at beginning of paragraph: only models whose muzzle energy surpasses 10000 joules are banned (=able to pierce military vehicles). Models with hunting calibers are not affected. This has been explained many times ...#DoYourHomework https://www.ourcommons.ca/DocumentViewer/en/44-1/SECU/meeting-52/evidence

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@TheHardhead13 @Polysesouvient These mass shootings are... "hardly any" to you?

Six mass shooting events over 20 yrs are "hardly any" to you?
How many mass shooting events do you think we have in Canada, sir?
How many would be okay calling ..."hardly any"?

...WOWZERS, you are just the worst kind of human

@Polysesouvient And what @SweetBeakz doesn't understand is it's not a snapshot of the past that concerns us, it's the future trajectory. There's no point in waiting until Canadian mass-shooting events come to mirror US events. The time to get off ...the US trajectory is now, while we still can.

"CANADIAN sports shooters and their guns are never involved in any mass shooting or shootings, period."
Except when they are...
#BanAssaultWeapons #BanHandguns #C21

Hard to understand why @CPC_HQ thinks that this is a winner. Right after 33 mass shooting in USA. I don't get it. https://twitter.com/PierrePoilievre/status/1617657280408817664

@NevesPhilip @NoGunsInCanada @Jump5312 @BeaverXbtc @RBlakeBrown Gun control doesn't stop all instances of gun violence and no one has ever claimed that it would. However the very strong Japanese gun control still works. Gun deaths are 28 times ...higher in Canada than Japan.

Remind me again on how America doesn’t have a gun problem?
Luckily here in Canada, we have a leader who doesn’t want the same shit to occur on Canadian soil.
Cheers!

California Gov. Gavin Newsom sat down with Brandon Tsay to express our gratitude for his courageous actions stopping the #MontereyPark shooter.

…and he did it without a gun and didn’t shoot the man once disarming him.

Brandon is a true ...American hero. 🇺🇸 https://twitter.com/GavinNewsom/status/1617691436849430528

Should assault rifles and high capacity magazines be banned?

Limiting access to weapons with that can kill many people at once is low-hanging policy fruit. It won't end gun violence in America - not even close. But these policies can reduce mass shooting risk without relying on predicting the next shooter, ...which simply is not working. (5/)

This thread will be dedicated to the victims of the mass shooting in Monterey Park.

Ming Wei Ma was a dance instructor & owner of the Star Dance Studio. He was described as a caring person with a selfless nature. He was the first to rush ...towards the shooter to try & save others.

Shame on @nationalpost for continuing to post this "top story" which wrongly corroborates @CPC_HQ & gun lobby #disinformation re #C21, claiming amendments would ban specific hunting guns despite repeated corrections by gvt officials 1/2 ...https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/liberals-ban-hunting-rifles-lie/wcm/849aac1e-028f-4a68-b64f-b4d3e8ac47b4/amp/ @TristinHopper

one of these is not like the other

The recurrence of such gun violence risks having the effect of desensitizing the nation to tragedy, so much so that warnings not to become accustomed to high-profile mass shootings are a familiar part of the response via @NYTimes ...https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/24/us/mass-shootings-january.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare

First Thing: seven dead in another California mass shooting in Half Moon Bay | US news | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/24/first-thing-another-california-mass-shooting-in-half-moon-bay-monterey-park-killings

The dark underside of the 🍁gun cult: twin brothers with firearms licenses aimed to kill as many police as possible, motivated in part by opposition to gun control.
Law abiding gun owners, by definition much safer people than the rest of us.
...🤷🏼🙄🤷🏼 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/jan/20/twins-killed-canada-shootout-kill-police-bank?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

"Gun ban exemptions for sport, hunting and & collecting are on the table" says Yukon MP @drbrendanhanley. OK for guns reasonnably used for #hunting. But why exempt target shooting & collecting? Those are main reasons to own #AssaultWeapons ...in first place! https://www.whitehorsestar.com/News/it-s-been-a-learning-experience-minister-says

We often see this: calls for measures such as limits on ammunition purchases, without consideration for actual use cases or how such a measure could be implemented in the real world.

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...https://www.timescolonist.com/local-news/call-for-more-precautions-in-aftermath-of-saanich-bank-shootout-6419194 via @timescolonist

The key word is "Prevention", and we don't have enough laws for that.

🧵Thread on #GunViolence that has nothing to do with gangs or illegal guns... #GunControl #BanAssaultWeapons #SKS #BillC21 #cdnpolitics

Two brothers armed with legally-purchased SKS rifles shot 6 police in a gunfight at a BC bank in 2022. They were angry about gun control and planned to kill police. #cdnpoli #BillC21 #c 5/ ...https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/saanich-bank-robbery-investigation-1.6720039

In 2022, 2 police officers were killed inside an Innisfil residence by a man armed with an SKS rifle. Constables Devon Northrup, 33, and Morgan Russell, 54, died after arriving at the home to respond to a domestic disturbance call. 4/ #cdnpoli #C21 ...See: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2022/10/13/south-simcoe-officers-were-killed-before-drawing-their-weapons-shooter-was-killed-in-exchange-with-third-cop.html

In 2018, a man possessing an SKS killed 4 people, including two Fredericton police: Lawrence Robert Costello, 45, and Sara Burns, 43. 3/ #cdnpoli #BillC21 #c21 See: https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/rifle-used-recent-police-killings-080000109.html

In 2017, a man murdered Constable John Davidson, 53, with an SKS rifle in a parking lot in British Columbia. The perpetrator had apparently said: "I'll show you what I have in store for the police." 2/ #BillC21 #C21 #cdnpoli See: ...https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/john-davidson-abbotsford-death-1.5315955

“It is devastating to live in a country🇺🇸 where we have to continually wake up to this horrific news. It is even more egregious that it has become normal for people to be gunned down in the middle of a joyous holiday celebration" ...-⁦@bradybuzz⁩ https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2023/01/22/mass-shooting-monterey-park-california/11101393002/

“10 people killed, 10 injured in mass shooting at Monterey Park dance studio” via @latimes. Gunman reported used a semi-automatic rifle. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2023-01-22/la-me-monterey-park-mass-shooting

"I will purposely indulge in civil disobedience. I will not surrender my Parker shotgun, Weatherby rifle or Ruger" misinformed gun owner tells @marcomendicino. Hunting caliber versions of all 3 models will NOT be banned #C21disinformation ...https://cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yukon-bill-c-21-roundtable-1.6720542 @chriswhereyouat

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Alberta's Crown prosecutors will "use their own discretion in making decisions for each individual case without political interference”. Does this mean @shandro's rule against prosecuting violators of 🇨🇦's assault weapons ban is rescinded? ...https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-danielle-smith-has-some-explaining-to-do/ @KellyCryderman