Etobicoke, ON -(AmmoLand.com)- Surrey RCMP Chief Superintendent Bill Fordy hates the moniker that Surrey has earned after years of turf wars in the street drug trade: Murder Capital of BC.
It’s a name that’s well earned. In early 2015, there were 18 shootings in just 45 days – all within a 40-block area of the city.
This year Surrey has seen over 30 shootings in the first 3 months of 2016.
Superintendent Fordy made it clear to the public in 2015 that all these shootings were gang related and states the Surrey RCMP continues to “target those responsible.” Sadly, they’re getting little traction in the community, primarily because of fear of gang retaliation. Perhaps in some cases, fear of their own children.
MP Dianne Watts believes if parents can be assured their drug-dealing children will not be sent to jail, they would be more willing to hand over their kids’ illegal guns.
“The majority are young South Asian men,” says Watts. “In that context, we really need to make sure that we are supporting the parents and giving them the tools, because I would expect they …Read the Rest