Victims of Handgun Attack Call for ‘Assault Weapon’ Ban

A woman stands at a makeshift memorial on Danforth Ave. where people were adding flowers and messages to honor and remember the victims of the handgun attack that took place on July 22, 2018.
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Victims of last summer’s Danforth handgun attack in Ontario, Canada, are calling for an “assault weapon” ban.

The victims pushed to ban “assault weapons” on February 22, the seven-month anniversary of the attack that killed two.

Breitbart News reported that the shooting occurred at 10:00 p.m. local time, when 29-year-old Faisal Hussain calmly walked down the street while shooting at random individuals with a handgun.

CTV News posted surveillance video showing the attack:

CityNews reported that Danforth victims called for the “assault weapon” ban. They also called for an end to private ownership of handguns.

The victims urged people to “sign the e-petition calling for the ban on civilian ownership of handguns and military assault weapons.”

Ironically, a ban on “military assault weapons” would not have prevented the Danforth shooting, as the attacker used a handgun. Even more ironic, the attacker who shot and killed five at the Chicago-area Henry Pratt Company on February 15 had been barred from possessing a firearm of any kind. That ban on firearm possession did nothing to prevent his criminal use of a gun.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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