I heartily congratulate the New York State Police for doing what Public Safety Minister Bill Blair refuses to do – arrest gun smugglers and put them in prison.
On October 17, 2020, New York State Police pulled over a vehicle for a routine traffic stop on Route 37 in Oswegatchie, NY.
Ayub Y. Guled, a Canadian from Toronto, was arrested for illegal possession of firearms and charged with:
- Criminal possession of a firearm (8 counts)
- Second-degree criminal possession of a weapon (8 counts)
- Third-degree criminal possession of a weapon (10 counts)
- Third-degree criminal sale of a firearm
- Fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property
- Second-degree criminal impersonation
According to one news report, New York State Police “seized handguns, high-capacity magazines and enough ammo to start a revolution in the developing world.”
At the time of his arrest, Guled was just 10 minutes from the Canada/US border.
Ayub Y. Guled and other illegal gun smugglers like him are why Public Safety Minister Bill Blair needs to pull his finger out of his butt and implement a definitive plan with measureable benchmarks on how he will stop the flow of illegal guns into Canada.
So far, the only action Bill Blair seems willing to take is re-announce a mythical $327 million in funding to take guns from gangsters and drug dealers and stop cross-border smuggling.
Beyond his endless recycling of this announcement, our Public Safety Minister has done little beyond virtue-signalling to – and I’ll use his own words here – “keep Canadians safe.”
Meanwhile, he touts a new “evergreen” gun ban list will solve all of our problems.
Bill Blair steadfastly refuses to explain how confiscating more guns from licensed firearm owners will stop smugglers like Ayub Y. Guled from plying their murderous trade and killing more innocent Canadians like the 12-year-old boy who died during a hail of gang-related gunfire earlier this month.