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Were firearms too easy to acquire before the Montreal Massacre?

For 45 minutes on Dec. 6, 1989 an enraged gunman roamed the corridors of Montreal's École Polytechnique and killed 14 women. Marc Lepine, 25, separated the men from the women and before opening fire on the classroom of female engineering students he screamed, "I hate feminists." Almost immediately, the Montreal Massacre became a galvanizing moment in which mourning turned into outrage about all violence against women.

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A report on gun control 10 years after the massacre.

Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Dec. 6, 1999
Guest(s): Therese Daviault, Jack Layton, Robert Philippe
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Tom Kennedy
Duration: 2:50

Last updated: December 8, 2014

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