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WARMINGTON: The pellet gun is no different from a regular gun


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May 27, 2022 • 1 hour ago • 2 minutes read • 149 comments Photo of a gun on East Ave and Lawrence on Thursday, May 26, 2022.

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Police are trained to deal with a deadly threat to themselves, someone they protect, or the community.

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That’s what they did in Scarborough on Thursday.

How can it be distinguished if they are faced with the dilemma of disarming a person carrying a gun on the street?

If the police tell someone who has a weapon to throw it away immediately and they do not, it does not matter later whether the weapon is loaded or what its carrying capacity is. In the tragic case in which Toronto police shot a 27-year-old man, it has now been established that the rifle was in fact a pellet rifle.

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SIU is deeply researching his background. Sources say a man who claimed to be the father of a dead shooter contacted police, saying his son was shot. He told police his son had mental health problems. SIU has not disclosed the man’s identity, saying it would happen with the family’s consent, which they have not given.

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SIU has to find out what prompted him to take to the streets near the schools with a shotgun, as well as his destination and intentions.

Whatever is learned, the police are in trouble when facing such a person.

“I don’t understand if you don’t look down the barrel,” an officer said, trying to determine if the gun was a pellet gun. “In that case, there is no winner.”

A person with a pellet gun often dies. Officers are facing questions and the back of Monday morning.

Eyewitnesses have told the media that they heard the man being told to drop the gun before the police dealt with their firearms.

They did their job.

The president of the Toronto Police Association, Jon Reid, said in a tweet that the organization “will support them throughout the subsequent investigations and with the resources they may need.”

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It is up to SIU to investigate this to make sure that everyone did everything according to the book and within the law. This process must happen, but people must remember that these officers faced this threat and passed on the information before them. They did not have the luxury of knowing what would be determined after the fact.

In a statement on Friday, the TPA said that “it is important to remember that incidents involving the use of force involve people and that our members are affected during and after each incident. They are often faced with a fraction of a second of making decisions that no one would ever want to make. providing its members with the resources and support they may need should they ever be.

The facts show that the man had a shotgun capable of firing and the police took measures to neutralize the potential danger.

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