The slaughter in Texas of 19 children earlier today by a deranged 18 year-old man should be the catalyst for tight new gun control laws in the United States.

But we all know it won’t happen.

Even after Sandy Hook and the horror of the unspeakable murders of innocent children in an elementary school in Texas, the gun lobby still calls the shots.

But that is the dysfunctional United States. Where mass murder is now the weekly reality and politicians, for whatever reason, choose not to respond.

Here in Canada we can make different choices. There is no 2nd Amendment excuse to do nothing.

Doug Ford and our former MPP Christine Elliott are against banning handguns. 

Steven Del Duca has pledged a Liberal Government would ban handguns within a year of taking office. 

But what does Dawn Gallagher Murphy think? Does she have a view? I have no idea.

Someone should ask her.

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Updated on 25 May 2022: From the Toronto Star: Gunman kills 19 children and two adults.

Update on 31 May 2022: from the UK's Guardian newspaper: Trudeau announces "handgun freeze"