We don’t need to wait for a massacre of 20 elementary-school children in Canada to decry the scourge of guns. One dead nine-year-old is enough.
Kesean Williams, a Grade 4 student, of Brampton, just
northwest of Toronto, was in his own home at night when he was shot,
possibly through a window.
We have our own gun madness here.
Kesean is far from the first agonizingly young victim. The names of the
others, thankfully, are few and far between – though perhaps not as far
between as some might think. And in Toronto, a remarkably safe city
that, paradoxically, has occasional wild shootouts in public places, the
names of child and teenage shooting victims are remembered.
This is a Globe editorial. Tom