On Saturday, October 3, 2020, someone walked into an apartment at 18 Skipton Court and shot three people.
Gary Douglas Gallant, 36, died at the scene and two other victims were taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Police identified O’Keal Brown as the suspect and issued a warrant for his arrest for one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair and Parliamentary Secretary Joël Lightbound, his faithful minion, ignore violent criminals like O’Keal Brown.
Bill Blair and Joël Lightbound prefer to confiscate legally-owned firearms from federally-licensed and RCMP-vetted firearm owners than stop violent criminals by removing illegal guns from the hands of murderers like O’Keal Brown.
“Canadians deserve to live in a society where they can feel safe and secure from gun violence,” Joël Lightbound claimed in his response to Petition e-2341.
That’s the only sentence in Lightbound’s statement I agree with.
Canadians absolutely deserve to feel save in our communities and in our homes.
We can’t do that when our government ignores criminals willing to shoot three people early on a Saturday morning in favour of confiscating guns from people who never hurt anyone.
Joël Lightbound then shamelessly touted the same $327.6 million in funding the Liberals have announced repeatedly for the past five years, although this money has finally begun to flow to provinces and territories.
It’s easy to see where the Liberal government’s priorities are.
All we have to do is follow the money.
This Liberal government can’t stop talking about $327.6 million for their Initiative to Take Action Against Gun and Gang Violence ($65.52 million per year for 5 years).
Firearm confiscation compensation will likely cost over $1 billion in a single year.
Do the math.
Taking guns away from licensed owners is 15,262,515 times more important to this Liberal government than getting guns out of the hands of gang members and other criminals.
That should concern every Canadian, no matter their political affiliation.