TORONTO – Najma Ahmed understood that she knew something about the wound.
As a traumatologist at Toronto's central hospital, she sees their loved ones working deep on the frontal lines of the torn human body.
But when she favored the hard arms control in Canada, the voice choir told her to come up with: she was not qualified to comment – not about it.
file complaints against Ahmed for a professional council. And she told her on Twitter to "stay on your lane" ̵
"We were shocked by the fierce response," she said. The exchange tells a lot about where the discussion in the Canadian pistol is going. It has increased since the election of Donald Trump.
But on arms, Canada is largely moving towards its great neighbor, and far from its peaceful, prosperous counterparts in the Commonwealth of Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
The United States remains vulnerable to developed countries in the field of gun violence and weapons laws, the American debate shapes how Canadians think and talk about this problem.
Watching mass shootings in the United States and seeing the response of the American medical community inspire Ahmed and her colleagues to create Canadian gunners
The group that faced them for acting is called the Canadian Coalition for Firearms weapons He's impressive: in Canada, unlike the United States, there is no constitutional "right" for weapons.
"New groups use the language of rights, trying to talk about the" right of a pistol, "said Blake Brown, a historian at the University of St. Mary in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Brown is the author of the book "Arms and Disarmament: History of the Gun Control in Canada." In the past, he said Canadians who supported private possession of weapons did not want to be considered as American groups.
The NRA did not respond to a comment request.
Rod Giltaca, executive director of the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Firearms, denied direct contact with the American group. He called the use of Hashtags NRA "an accident", but proudly promoted the strategy of social media of his group.
"We are an organization of public relations," he said.
The Giltaca group, for example, has two paid employees, according to its website, and otherwise it relies on volunteers. . He said he was funded entirely by Canadians, seven, and members of small businesses who possess firearms. Membership rates range from $ 20 per student to $ 100 for business. He refused to provide a copy of his annual report.
The pro-gun groups argue that restrictions do not apply, because criminals will not comply with them – an argument familiar to the American debate. Some argue that hunting is central to Canadian culture.
Toronto doctors hope to form a conversation, albeit in a different way. They are geared towards weapons and healthcare.
"This is an opportunity to inform the public," Ahmed said.
The debates on Canadian pistols change in part because Canadians hear more about guns.
The country has limited the right to own pistols and automatic weapons since the 1930s. The rules were expanded to include guns and rifles after the 1989 mass shootout in Montreal.
More recent efforts to control access to weapons, including the bill currently under discussion in the Parliament, cause substantial departure, and the conversation has become uncharacteristic
Ahmed and his colleagues from the St. Michael's Hospital, like many Canadians, from There was a horror of how the United States suffered from the shooting, from Columbia to Sandy Hooke to Las Vegas to Parkland.
Canada observed a pistol violence in the United States, it was becoming more widespread at home.
When Ahmed was a resident in the 1990s, young trained physicians would hurry to the emergency department to watch how gunshot wounds are being treated because they are rare. Canada's criminal offenses related to firearms have increased by 42% from 2013, according to the Statistical Service of Canada.
Massive shootings here are galvanized pistol defenders. In 2017, a Canadian man holding a licensed weapon shot 48 kicks in the Quebec City Mosque, killing six. Last summer, another shooter opened fire in the trendy Dunforth district of Toronto, killing two and wounding more than a dozen.
For Ahmed, who treated the victims of torture in Toronto, it was a turning point
. Recalling the growing volume of medical research that deals with pistol violence as a health crisis, they are now calling for a ban on pistols and attack aircraft.
They want Canadians be asked why the country compares the level of violent crimes with those in the United States, a country with extremely high mortality associated with weapons, rather than places where regulation is more stringent and rates relatively low
Gomez, a surgeon traumatologist and acute care in St. Michaelis, said that the often quoted Australian response to mass shootings in 1996 should be considered.
After 35 people were killed during a shooting in Tasmania in Port Arthur, the country sharply strengthened the limit on firearms and launched a ransom program that was hovering over hundreds of thousands of weapons.
And after the shooter killed 50 people in March at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, the country banned military semiautomatic weapons and
Gomez said that Canada "for 30 years from where we could be."
Lynn Wilson, deputy dean of the Faculty of Toronto University, co-chairman of a group of doctors with Ahmed. She said that the comparison with the United States eclipsed the discussion in Canada.
"People become desensitizers for all filming," she said. "The horror that happened there made people think:" We are not so bad. "
Their campaign will be met with opposition from conservative legislators and groups of pistols, including the Canadian coalition for the rights of firearms. The shooters do not make" fire " [sic] in the center of Toronto, "the report says in a coalition of firearms law
. In Canada, as in the United States of America, a significant proportion of pistol deaths and injuries are violence by intimate partners or suicide. get new tools out ACHIST for covert transference and self-defense shooting – issues that are central to the American debate.
In response to doctor's calls for a pistol ban, Hiltak published videos on the coalition website, which describes how he can perform. outlined a hypothetical scenario in which the authorities in complete military technology with "semi-automatic" guns come to grab weapons from Canadian homes. He warned that they could make a mistake from the phone or remote control with a pistol and shoot the baby "through the neck".
His group is not interested in hearing from doctors, or the physicians are taking bullets from their bodies
"I think that they should talk with this and, probably, think:" The saints fell as I got to this?
Doctors said they would not be intimidated by the statement.
"This means that we do not understand," Ahmed said. "But we do it."