Let me see if I have this right. The accused in the Eaton Centre shooting was under strict house arrest and facing charges from a November 2010 incident, having already in 2008 been caught with a bunch of pot and money, pled down to simple possession, and violated a condition imposed because of that little episode. But it is ludicrous to say we should be tougher on crime, or question the value of gun control, just because someone like that was roaming around a major Toronto shopping centre with a handgun.
Oh, and the man he shot dead was apparently wanted at the time under two separate arrest warrants, had a criminal record and was roaming around a major Toronto shopping centre. So clearly any citizen who favours more law and order and stricter sentences for bad people is an ignoramus fit only to be sneered at by the smart set.
That’s what I thought.