Another mass murder, another shooting spree, leaving bodies bullet-riddled by a legally obtained weapon. This time, it was Wisconsin, at a Sikh temple, as people gathered for their weekly worship.
"Sikhs who are mistaken for Muslims are not 'unfairly' targeted. NOBODY deserves to be hurt for their faith -- Muslim, Sikh or otherwise.”
A candlelight vigil was held last night for victims of the mass shooting of Sikhs in Wisconsin. (Photo: Overpass Light Brigade)
The UN has pledged to resume the effort to pass an arms trade treaty, despite the intransigence of the country that Martin Luther King Jr. called "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world."
This month, Hennessy's Index looks at Canada's crime rate alongside federal politics and the Harper government's "tough on crime" agenda.
Perhaps, if sane laws on gun control, including the ban on high- capacity magazines, were in place, many in Aurora who are now dead or seriously injured would be alive and well today.
Coalition for Gun Control
Members of Parliament are expected to vote today to send Bill C-19 to the Senate, which, if passed, ends the long-gun registry and destroys all long-gun data collected since the registry's inception.
Two Swedish journalists recently travelled to the United States to find out more about the rapidly expanding militia movement there.
This aggressive push to weaken Canada's gun laws is more a show of political opportunism than common sense.
Maxime Bernier stumbles when trying to defend scrapping the long-gun registry to Quebeckers, while MPs and officials get a real sense of urgency about the dire state of services to First Nations.