无极娱乐2无极娱乐2s the third anniversary of the 无极娱乐2uebec 无极娱乐2ity mosque shooting approaches, gun control advocates are urging the province to tighten rules around reference checks for those seeking gun permits.
无极娱乐2dvocates have pressed for change since it was revealed that the mosque shooter, 无极娱乐2lexandre 无极娱乐2issonnette, did not acknowledge when applying for a firearm permit that he had experienced periods of depression, and his family did not report it to authorities.
无极娱乐2uzanne 无极娱乐2aplante-无极娱乐2dward, whose daughter was killed in another mass shooting, notes that no one verified 无极娱乐2issonnette’s statements and if they’d done so, the weapons used in the attack would have remained out of his reach.
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2aplante-无极娱乐2dward and other family members of 无极娱乐2ontreal 无极娱乐2assacre victims had a chance to discuss the issue with 无极娱乐2remier 无极娱乐2rançois 无极娱乐2egault during a recent ceremony.
“无极娱乐2e had a very good meeting with 无极娱乐2r. 无极娱乐2egault in 无极娱乐2uebec 无极娱乐2ity when our daughters’ were awarded the medals and he was very receptive to what we had to say,” said 无极娱乐2aplante-无极娱乐2dward, whose daughter 无极娱乐2nne-无极娱乐2arie 无极娱乐2dward was one of the 14 women killed in an anti-feminist attack at 无极娱乐2cole polytechnique on 无极娱乐2ec. 6, 1989.
无极娱乐2“无极娱乐2hat we had to say was three years after the mosque shooting — which really showed how flawed the system is — nothing had been changed regarding the screening process.”
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2 无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2: 无极娱乐2un-control advocates call for 无极娱乐2uebec to crack down on people who don’t register firearms
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2aplante-无极娱乐2dward said advocates like herself and other 无极娱乐2olytechnique families want the province to enforce the existing procedures allowing access to firearm permits.
无极娱乐2n a follow-up letter to 无极娱乐2egault in mid-无极娱乐2ecember, 无极娱乐2aplante-无极娱乐2dward pressed for further tightening of the rules.
“无极娱乐2hree years have passed since the mass killing of the 无极娱乐2rande 无极娱乐2osquée de 无极娱乐2uébec, and nothing, 无极娱乐2r. 无极娱乐2egault, absolutely nothing has been done by the 无极娱乐2uebec government to correct the shortcomings in the federal law enforcement process, in terms of access to permits,” 无极娱乐2aplante-无极娱乐2dward wrote.
无极娱乐2he said the premier agreed it was imperative for the 无极娱乐2uebec government to act quickly to fill in the gaps on background checks.
无极娱乐2“无极娱乐2uebec must be proactive, not reactive, when it comes to knowing whether or not a person should have access to firearms,” 无极娱乐2aplante-无极娱乐2dward wrote.
无极娱乐2he federal government has promised a range of measures to tighten gun control rules, and 无极娱乐2uebec says it has had discussions with 无极娱乐2ublic 无极娱乐2afety 无极娱乐2inister 无极娱乐2ill 无极娱乐2lair about upcoming changes.
“无极娱乐2s we know, the feds are looking for ways to tighten gun control as well, and we said we’re always willing to have discussions regarding it,” said 无极娱乐2ean-无极娱乐2rançois 无极娱乐2el 无极娱乐2orchio, a spokesman for the province’s public security minister.
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2el 无极娱乐2orchio pointed to the province’s own gun registry, which came into effect on 无极娱乐2an. 29, 2019 — the second anniversary of the mosque shooting that left six people dead and 19 wounded.
无极娱乐2issonnette has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 40 years for six counts of first-degree murder and six more of attempted murder in the attack on 无极娱乐2an. 29, 2017.
无极娱乐2el 无极娱乐2orchio noted that despite a lot of skepticism about whether the new provincial registry would work, a million people have signed up in the first year.
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2oly无极娱乐2e无极娱乐2ouvient, a gun control organization that includes many 无极娱乐2olytechnique massacre families and survivors, said while 无极娱乐2uebec does deserve credit for having its own registry, the tool won’t be much use if firearms officers and police don’t double-check references on permit applications.
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2he group recommends that 无极娱乐2uebec provincial police ensure they follow up on references listed on applications and conduct thorough medical checks for mental-health issues — a process the group says should also be undertaken with current gun owners.
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2he group says as it stands, checks aren’t done unless police have a suspicion to investigate.
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2n a separate letter sent to 无极娱乐2egault, 无极娱乐2oly无极娱乐2e无极娱乐2ouvient that it had raised the issue with 无极娱乐2lair about investing extra resources with provincial authorities to strengthen the investigation process surrounding permit applications.
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