Colorado Shooting

Man Arrested For Alleged 'Dark Knight' Death Threats

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada

A 32-year-old North Vancouver man has been arrested for allegedly posting threats on his Facebook page that he would carry out crimes similar to the s...

After Aurora, We Should Bring back the Long Gun Registry

Senator Mobina Jaffer | Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada Politics
Senator Mobina Jaffer

The Aurora shooting was a true tragedy. Sadly, all of the guns used in the massacre were purchased legally in the U.S. In Canada, we pride ourselves on being a peaceful and non-violent nation. For decades, Canadians have recognized the importance of remaining vigilant about gun control. But the passage of Bill C-19 -- and the abolishment of the long gun registry -- not only resulted in the loss of an important public safety tool, it also represented a step toward adopting more lenient gun control laws in Canada.

The Dark Knight Rises: Safety Not Guaranteed ...

Tikva Hecht | Posted 09.27.2012 | Canada
Tikva Hecht

I had planned to write this post after seeing The Dark Knight Rises but I haven't seen it. Not in protest. I've considered going but the thought leaves me... uncomfortable. I don't know if, and to what extent, the movie's to blame for what happened but blame seems too simple anyway.

'There Are Millions Of Them' Here

CBC | Posted 09.25.2012 | Canada

The recent mass shooting at a Colorado movie theatre has raised questions about access to firearms and renewed calls for stronger gun control laws in ...

How to Help Black Youth? Expect More of Them

Tianna Dowie-Chin | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada
Tianna Dowie-Chin

Due to the recent surge in gun violence in Toronto there have been numerous discussions about how best to address this problem. I firmly believe that low and negative expectations are at the heart of what leads many black youth down paths that are lined with little more than underachievement, impoverishment and predatory violence.

Batman Massacre is a Crime Unique to Democracies

Peter Worthington | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

There are several reasons why America hosts most of the recent mass slaughterings. While such incidents can happen anywhere, they are most prevalent in free, or democratic countries. In autocratic or repressive regimes, mass killings by explosives are for political reasons - Chechen terrorism in the Moscow theatre bombing or the Beslan school massacre. But not random, mindless slaughter. There is no logical way to prevent such massacres in a democracy.

Jessica Ghawi, Aspiring Broadcaster Who Died In Colorado Theatre, An Inspiration To Us All

Shannon Skinner | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada
Shannon Skinner

I never met her in person, but I feel as if I knew her. Jessica Ghawi, known professionally as Jessica Redfield, was a Denver-based hockey blogger and aspiring sportscaster. She died in the Colorado theatre shooting, in which 12 people were killed and 59 people were injured. She was only 24 years of age.

Don't Blame the Shootings on Guns

Ike Awgu | Posted 09.21.2012 | Canada Politics
Ike Awgu

There must be reasonable accommodation made between the robust ability of citizens to maintain arms and screening mechanisms to limit the purchase of weapons by criminals and the unfit. The overriding problem in Toronto and Aurora, Colorado this past week were madmen with guns, not guns in the hands of men.

Canadians Still Headed To Movies After Shooting

CP | Melinda Maldonado, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.20.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The shooting rampage at a Batman premiere in Colorado doesn't seem to have made Canadian moviegoers jittery about catching a movie this week...