Quebec mosque attack survivors demand ban on assault weapons

Source: Aljazeera

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Montreal, Canada – Boufeldja Benabdallah knows the shooting at his mosque could have been much worse.

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When a gunman entered the largest mosque in Quebec City on January 29, 2017, with an assault weapon and a handgun, he intended to kill as many people as possible, said Benabdallah, president of the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre.

But Alexandre Bissonnette’s assault weapon jammed.

“It’s a weapon of war; it wasn’t a toy or a hunting rifle,” said Benabdallah. “If it hadn’t jammed, he would have created a carnage 10 times worse because he would have killed everyone inside [the mosque].”

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