On 18 April, Gabriel Wortman assaulted his girlfriend who then fled into woods near their house in Portapique, Canada. What followed was 13 hours of terror as the 51-year-old denturist went on the rampage, leaving 22 people dead in the country’s worst mass shooting and a spate of arson attacks.
Prior to Wortman’s attack, the country’s worst mass shooting had been when Marc Lepine shot 14 women before committing suicide at the Ecole Polytechnique College, Montreal, in 1989. Lepine’s attack led to massive changes in the country’s gun control laws that regulate everything from having a gun in a casino to the type of license required to own a rifle. [Read more…]