As news about the attack on Canada’s Parliament Hill continues to unfold, Canadian Press correspondent Lee-Anne Goodman says these kinds of things weren’t suppose to happen in Ottawa where there are “pretty tight gun control laws” and suggested a talk on gun control is imminent in the coming days.
Speaking with MSNBC’s Tamron Hill, Goodman highlighted the differing security posture between Ottawa and Washington, DC, saying: “You can’t get very far in Washington without going through body scanners at some points or having all of your bags scanned, and that isn’t always the case [in Ottawa].”
She said, “It’s pretty easy to get on to Parliament Hill without much security measures,” but she said that will change now. She also cited Canada’s gun control laws, describing them as “pretty tight” and suggesting “that is going to become a debate.”
Goodman said the debate will include questions on how the attackers were able to acquire their guns in the first place.
She said there is already “an ongoing debate in Canada about the Harper government’s attempts to loosen gun control laws” she said “that’s going to become part of the conversation in the days following.”
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