April 20, 2020

Maybe it's time for a Fourth Force Act?

Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers prepare to take a suspect into custody at a gas station in Nova Scotia. | Tim Krochak/The Canadian Press via AP
Yesterday I wrote about the anniversary of the White-Supremacist bombing that happened in 1995.   So I kept my eye out for new lunatic neo-Nazis, and the good news is I didn't find one in the U.S., I did, however find one in Canada.  In Nova Scotia a gunman went nuts and killed people.  Funny, saying "went nuts" use to be big news.  Now, it's like a bad-weather report.  That's how crazy things have gotten. 

This guy dressed as a police officer and killed 16 people.  The deadliest mass-shooting in Canadian history.  It doesn't even make the top ten in the U.S. 

So, what are the odds that this guy was an angry-white racist who listened to hate radio blaming liberals like you and me for his erection dysfunction?  It's only been a day, but here's what we know:

(From the Cape Breton Post)

His entry in the 1986 Riverview High School Yearbook was posted, describing him doing wheelies on his Honda XR 500R dirtbike and going skiing with friends, with his dislikes of “cold weather and English class.”

Going even further back, junior high school friend Pierre Little on Twitter recalled an early fascination with air-powered guns and target practice.

“We used to shoot his machine gun air pellet or BB gun, I can’t remember which, behind his house in Bridgedale,” Little said. “Quite a rare airgun for the eighties.  He also was into bottlecaps with saltpeter stinkbombs.”

“I do remember him saying he buys old police vehicles from the auction and fixes them up; he had two,” posted Jones.

That's all I could find on the guy so far.  Whatever his motivation for the killings was, taking his guns away wouldn't have helped, but taking his Hate Radio and News away might.  

I'll keep watching and let you know.  There have been liberals nutjobs too, i.e., Unabomber, so it will be interesting to know what motivated this guy.  I'll definitely let you know.

The best reason so far I found this tweet:

Finally, on this day in 1871 Congress passed the Third Force Act, popularly known as the Ku Klux Act, which authorized President Ulysses S. Grant to use military force to suppress the racist Ku Klux Klan.  Maybe it's time for a Fourth Force Act? 

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