A mass stabbing in the gun-free utopia of Canada has left 11 people dead and at least 19 others wounded, with at least one attacker still at large.
Police are searching for one man after having found another suspect already dead in Saskatchewan. Authorities say Damien Sanderson, 31, was found in a park with “visible injuries that are not believed to have been self-inflicted,” according to NBC News. Law enforcement is still looking for another man, 30-year-old Myles Sanderson, who they say may also be wounded.
Both men were wanted in a mass-stabbing spree that spanned 13 different crime scenes across the James Smith Cree Nation reserve. The men reportedly went from house to house starting around 6 a.m. Sunday, kicking in doors and stabbing anyone they found inside before eventually fleeing in a dark-colored SUV.
Their victims, seemingly chosen at random, ranged in age from young children all the way up to elderly grandparents. The incident is now reported to be the deadliest mass stabbing in Canadian history, with one witness describing the scene as a “war zone.”
According to reports, police have confirmed that Myles Sanderson, a known criminal, has been on the run for several months after he missed a meeting with his parole officer back in May. At the time, he was out on conditional release from a 5-year prison sentence for violent assault and robbery.
Sadly, this is the same Canada in which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently declared that self-defense – like, say, from a deranged pair of knife-wielders – was not a good enough reason to own a gun.
“It’s not a right that you have - in the Constitution or anywhere else," Trudeau said in June, regarding the right of Canadian citizens to own firearms.
“If you try and buy a gun and say it's for self protection, no you don’t get that,” the Prime Minister said. “You get it for hunting, you can get it for sport shooting, you can take it to the range. No problem. As long as you go through our rigorous background checks."
While I haven't spoken with any of the unfortunate victims of this latest mass stabbing, I'd wager they disagree.