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Shootings in Ottawa on Parliament Hill
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Posted 10/22/14
Early this morning (7am Pacific time) a man opened fire with a high powered rifle on two reservist guards at the Canadian War memorial Tomb of the forgotten soldier cenotaph then proceeded to the Parliamentary building and opened fire inside as well.

Two people are in hospital with non life threatening injuries and one Reservist is dead.

The gunman is dead, they suspect a second gunman who is believed to still be at large.

Military personnel are en-mass in Ottawa and off duty soldiers are advised to not wear their uniforms while coming/going to base/home and to proceed directly home/to base and not to stop for anything as they MAY be targeted.

Ottawa Senators/Toronto Leafs game has, for concern of safety, been cancelled.

All vehicles leaving Ottawa are being searched.

The entire country is in shock.
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Posted 10/22/14 , edited 10/22/14
There was an attack from a Quebec man who was "radicalized" earlier this week too.

From my understanding, I feel this will be connected to ISIS somehow and will "prove" that intervention in the middle east is necessary. Personally I feel if we (US, Canada, and EU) would just mind our own business, we wouldn't be in this mess but oh well. More wars to spread more hatred and increase death tolls.....

All while the War machine increases its profits. SMH
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How was the shooter able to get into parliament with a weapon?
Is there no security checks?

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Posted 10/22/14

HuastecoOtaku wrote:

How was the shooter able to get into parliament with a weapon?
Is there no security checks?



Compared to the white house, the parliament building has very few points.

If he had gone left or right he could have killed the people in the PC and NDP parties. Farther down is the house of commons.
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My thoughts are with the soldier's family, the people who stopped in the chaos to help him and his unit.

Also the hockey game is postponed not cancelled like first believed.
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The weird thing is stuff like this isn't shocking to most Americans... We've been desensitized with all the random shootings in the last few years.
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Posted 10/22/14

AmaraRin wrote:


HuastecoOtaku wrote:

How was the shooter able to get into parliament with a weapon?
Is there no security checks?



Compared to the white house, the parliament building has very few points.

If he had gone left or right he could have killed the people in the PC and NDP parties. Farther down is the house of commons.


I imagine the whole place will be more safe guarded in the future.
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Posted 10/22/14

HuastecoOtaku wrote:


AmaraRin wrote:


HuastecoOtaku wrote:

How was the shooter able to get into parliament with a weapon?
Is there no security checks?



Compared to the white house, the parliament building has very few points.

If he had gone left or right he could have killed the people in the PC and NDP parties. Farther down is the house of commons.


I imagine the whole place will be more safe guarded in the future.


They already confirmed that new security measures will be in place in the future.
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Posted 10/22/14

AmaraRin wrote:


HuastecoOtaku wrote:

How was the shooter able to get into parliament with a weapon?
Is there no security checks?



Compared to the white house, the parliament building has very few points.

If he had gone left or right he could have killed the people in the PC and NDP parties. Farther down is the house of commons.


That doesn't sound much different from the white house. Just last month some guy with a knife jumped the white house fence with an injured foot and ran deep into the white house before the secret service realized it was their job to stop him. He even ran past several secret service agents and went in through the front door.
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Posted 10/22/14

PhantomGundam wrote:


AmaraRin wrote:


HuastecoOtaku wrote:

How was the shooter able to get into parliament with a weapon?
Is there no security checks?



Compared to the white house, the parliament building has very few points.

If he had gone left or right he could have killed the people in the PC and NDP parties. Farther down is the house of commons.


That doesn't sound much different from the white house. Just last month some guy with a knife jumped the white house fence with an injured foot and ran deep into the white house before the secret service realized it was their job to stop him. He even ran past several secret service agents and went in through the front door.


I was more talking inside the parliament building. He got by the only check point with a gun, had he gone left or right you have the PC party on one side the NDP party on the other. About 60 steps down and to the left again is the house of commons. Had parliament been in session he could have killed more people.

I'm not at all saying that the soldier that lost his life wasn't tragic.
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Was the gunmen military? Any info on him yet?

This doesn't apply to all issues but some. Back in the US so many of these people who do these things are seriously troubled, and there is little to no help for them to get better. To many times have they been pushed away from medical help, cause of no insurance or some other stupid reason. You pretty much have to have them arrested first so there is some record..then they get locked down for 48hrs and evaluated.
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Was the gunmen military? Any info on him yet?

This doesn't apply to all issues but some. Back in the US so many of these people who do these things are seriously troubled, and there is little to no help for them to get better. To many times have they been pushed away from medical help, cause of no insurance or some other stupid reason. You pretty much have to have them arrested first so there is some record..then they get locked down for 48hrs and evaluated.


No info yet on the gunman but no he wasn't military, the person shot and killed at the war memorial was though. There is some speculation (they aren't confirming or denying) that is was a radical like the guy who killed the soldier in Quebec earlier this week.
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This definitely wasn't the news I wanted to wake up to this morning. I don't really have much to say about it though. Just hoping that no one else gets hurt.
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AmaraRin wrote:


-Paul- wrote:

Was the gunmen military? Any info on him yet?

This doesn't apply to all issues but some. Back in the US so many of these people who do these things are seriously troubled, and there is little to no help for them to get better. To many times have they been pushed away from medical help, cause of no insurance or some other stupid reason. You pretty much have to have them arrested first so there is some record..then they get locked down for 48hrs and evaluated.


No info yet on the gunman but no he wasn't military, the person shot and killed at the war memorial was though. There is some speculation (they aren't confirming or denying) that is was a radical like the guy who killed the soldier in Quebec earlier this week.


Its really sad, i'm sorry for your country's loss :(. Its a real shock to me to hear something like that happening in Canada. But I guess its cause many of my gaming friends are Canadian and they're always telling me how awesome and safe it is there. :/

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ahh the last thing that I need/want right now is another war......I have 10 months left until I get out of the military but you never know if shit hits the fan

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