Cornwall ON – We live in a country where Gun Control is sadly a political issue instead of a safety issue. It’s not as bad as in the US, but after the Jared Lee Loughner incident in Tucson Arizona this week I had the opportunity to sit down with the Cornwall Ontario Chief of Police; Mr. Dan Parkinson.
Canada is not an island when it comes to shootings. L’ecole Polytechnique, and other shootings at times have impacted communities and killed many innocent people. While taking as many hand guns as possible off the streets may not ever eliminate such sad events; over time it certainly should limit their frequency.
Chief Parkinson has been an active and serving Officer of the law for over 37 years. Unlike television and movies he shared that he’s only had to draw his hand gun once in his career and that was not to shoot it; but to try and make sure it wouldn’t be used.
Chief Parkinson took some time from his schedule to sit for a video interview with us.
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