Oct 02, 2017
By Christine Ross
A mother of four is one of two Canadians killed in last night’s Las Vegas shooting rampage that left nearly 60 people dead and more than 500 injured. Jessica Klymchuk of Valleyview, Alberta was in Vegas with her fiance. The other Canadian killed has been identified as 23-year-old Jordan McIldoon of Maple Ridge, B-C. McIldoon was a month shy of completing a course to qualify as a heavy-duty mechanic and would have celebrated his 24th birthday this week.
The mass shooting is renewing debate over gun control in the United States. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the day after the deadliest mass shooting in U-S history is not the time to talk about gun safety. Sanders says it’s too early to lay blame or discuss policy issues. U-S President Trump did not mention firearms during his remarks earlier today. Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama frequently used mass shootings to call for stricter gun control laws.