Report: Shooter in Canadian Massacre Was Prohibited from Gun Possession

Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) tactical unit confer after the suspect in a deadly shooting rampage was neutralized at the Big Stop near Elmsdale, Nova Scotia, Canada, on April 19, 2020. - A gunman killed at least 10 people in an overnight shooting rampage across rural Nova …
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The New York Post reports the attacker who carried out the April 18-19, 2020, mass shooting in Nova Scotia was prohibited from possessing firearms.

According to the Post, the shooter was ” was ordered to receive counseling for anger management after pleading guilty to assaulting a man in the Halifax area on Oct. 29, 2001.”  And just before the trial began, the shooter entered a “guilty plea” and “was placed on probation for nine months, fined $50 and told to stay away from the man.”

The shooter was “also prohibited from owning or possessing a weapon, ammunition or explosive substances.”

On April 20, 2020, Breitbart News reported the shooter dressed as a police officer and killed at least 16 people during a shooting spree that stretched from Saturday night into late Sunday morning. The number of victims grew as police carried out their investigation, and now stands at 22.

Breitbart News also reported nine of the attack victims were burned to death rather than shot.

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau responded to the attack by pledging more gun control.

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