Justin Trudeau and Bill Blair said their gun ban by Order in Council would prevent this from happening. Is it possible they “misled” the Canadian people?
On Sunday, May 17th, one man shot two others in a Toronto housing complex near Victoria Park Avenue and Sheppard Avenue East.
One of the shooting victims, 24-year-old Shawn Williams, died after being taken to hospital. The second man was wounded, but his injuries are not life threatening.
Hours later, 30-year-old Marcus Nugent surrendered at 43 Division of the Toronto Police Service. He was charged with second-degree murder.
That’s the short list of what we know.
The list of what we don’t know is much longer.
- Why did Marcus Nugent shoot and kill Shawn Williams?
- Were any (or all) of the three men involved in the illegal drug trade or other activities typically related to Toronto’s many street gangs?
- Did Marcus Nugent use one of Bill Blair’s dreaded “military-style assault weapons” to commit this murder and attempted murder?
- Or did Marcus Nugent use an illegal handgun smuggled into Canada from another jurisdiction?
If the firearm Marcus Nugent used to murder Shawn Williams was not smuggled into Canada illegally:
- When did Marcus Nugent take and pass the Canadian Firearms Safety Course?
- When did the RCMP issue Marcus Nugent a firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL)?
- Did Marcus Nugent legally possess the firearm he used to murder Shawn Williams?
- Did the RCMP Canadian Firearms Program issue him Authorization To Transport the gun to the Toronto housing complex, and if so, for what purpose was the transport permit issued?
I have one final question for Public Safety Minister Bill Blair.
Minister Blair, please explain why Canada’s existing laws, including the entire Firearms Act, did not stop Marcus Nugent from obtaining a gun, either legally or illegally, transporting it from his home to the apartment building, and using it to murder Shawn Williams and injuring another man?