October 22, 2014 a man shot one of ’s soldiers who at the time
stood guard over the memorial for those who have defended our country and way
of life and whose sacrifice is otherwise not recorded. He was also representing
those men and women who have died to maintain the country and the freedom its
citizens enjoy. As a serving member of Canadian forces he also represented
those who did serve, survived and returned to life as a citizen and part of the
fabric of this great country. Canada
Corporal Nathan Cirillo. If you are a Canadian he represented YOU.
Corporal Nathan Cirillo. If you live in a country where you have the opportunity to express your views, however small and fleeting or large and long-standing that opportunity may be, then he represented YOU.
Corporal Nathan Cirillo. An attack on him was an attack on civilization.
Kevin Vickers, Sergeant-at-Arms within the Canadian Parliament buildings shot the attacker and brought to a halt this atrocity.
we have some of the best armourers and
security training personnel to be found anywhere in the world. We have people
with the fortitude – the “parts” if you will – and training to handle any
situation that they may face. Canada
Therefore the fact that Mr. Vickers stopped the attack before it became a massacre does not particularly surprise me.
The fact that Mr. Vickers had the training necessary does not surprise me too much since he is old enough to have, perhaps, received proper training such as is not usually enjoyed by some entering the security professions in the last few years. Perhaps he has had time to privately and at his own expense augment whatever initial training he did receive.
What does surprise me is that with the illogical and antiquated attitude toward firearms that is usually broadcast by
's traditional media Mr.
Vickers was not only allowed to carry a firearm it was actually loaded and
useful. I do expect our politicians will continue to spread false, misleading
and un-supported information about firearms because they see such statements
bringing votes ... even though it is obvious some of their lives were saved by
a man with a firearm who knew how to use it. Canada
I do hope a few real people (those who actually contribute thereby assuring the country grows and prospers) remember this event the next time firearms are vilified.
But more important, remember Corporal Nathan Cirillo.
RememberSergeant-at-Arms, Kevin Vickers.
The attacker? Forget him. He was either a fool who believed lies or he was unbalanced ... probably both. His only contribution was providing a focal point to show how important real Canadians can be to each other and the continuation of the country.