24 August 2009

Perhaps the community isn't as...

...organised as it could be...
The trail of guns led from Chicago to Guelph where a year ago a coked-up man went berserk and fired shots into his neighbour’s apartment and car.

Then it continued to Ottawa where, just before last Christmas, a 26-year-old man was fatally shot after answering a knock on an apartment door.

A month later, in Vaughan near Weston and Rutherford Roads, three residents were held hostage at gunpoint during a home invasion. Two men pleaded guilty to the crime last month.

These incidents are seemingly unrelated, except they all involved firearms that trace back to Ugur Yildiz, the former owner of a Chicago gun shop and shooting range who admits smuggling 234 firearms into Canada three years ago.

Yildiz, a 39-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen from Turkey, pleaded guilty in March under the Arms Export Control Act.