This past Monday, a shooting took place at David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute, a high school in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The shooting was said to have been perpetrated by a 14-year-old male student of the school. The shooter allegedly shot and killed Jahiem Robinson by running up behind him and shooting him at point-blank range. I’ve seen the shooting referred to by authorities as an execution. The shooter also tried to shoot another 18-year-old student, but the gun wouldn’t discharge. As has been the case in America recently, the shooting may have stemmed over a dispute between the shooter and the victim.
The shooter is said to have fled from the scene, but was later arrested while he was on his way to turn himself in. He has been charged with first-degree murder. The suspect cannot be named by the press, as underage suspects are kept anonymous under Canada’s Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Canada is no stranger to school shootings. However, the country has only had six prior to this, compared to the hundreds that have happened in America since Columbine.
You might be thinking to yourself that I can’t go on a rant about the lack of American gun control since the shooting happened in Canada. You would be mistaken.
Toronto Mayor John Tory had this to say about the shooting…
“I have a 14-year-old grandson and the whole notion that anybody of that age can have a gun, put it in their pocket and take it to school and use it, to me is inconceivable,” he said.
“I’m hearing about this from police at every police board meeting about how there are guns, most of which are coming from the United States,” Tory said, reiterating he is in favour of a national handgun ban.
“I think there has to be a way in which we can do better at stopping those guns from coming in here.”
So the cancer of American gun culture has seeped over the longest undefended border between two nations and has started to infect another country. The ‘responsible gun owners™’ probably consider this spreading American freedom. The only freedom guns provide anymore is the freedom from living.
So not only should we repeal the 2nd Amendment for the safety of our own school children, but the school children of our neighbors as well.