Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Parti Quebecois Victory Rally Marred by Gun Violence

The BBC reports

A gunman has killed another man at a separatist Parti Quebecois election victory rally in the Canadian French-speaking province of Quebec.

The shooting followed preliminary results indicating the party was on course to form a minority government after nine years in opposition.

PQ leader Pauline Marois was giving a victory speech in Montreal when shots were heard at the back of the hall.

She was rushed off the stage and a man was arrested.

The gunman's target was unclear but the 50-year-old suspect was heard shouting "The English are waking up", as he was led away in handcuffs.
She's the first female Premier and this was a major victory for the French speakers. Those are two good reasons right there for the gun nuts to act out.

Because Canada has strict gun control, incidents like this are rare. We could learn something from them.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.


  1. What this shows is that strict gun control doesn't work.

  2. $10 says he got his gun from the U.S.