People have been shaken to the core once again in the wake of even more mass shootings in the United States. After the requisite "thoughts and prayers," everyone (at least anyone with half a brain) is asking, is anyone going to do anything about this?\nIf history is any indication, the ugly truth is that there will be more mass shootings in the U.S. and no one will do anything about it. If you want to argue otherwise, tweet me.\nThe numbers are indeed troubling in the United States. Including the two most recent ones in El Paso and Dayton, there have been 255 mass shootings in 218 days this year.\nIn Canada, we've only seen a handful of mass shooting events since the École Polytechnique Massacre in 1989.\nLet that sink in for a second.\nWhether you're shocked or desensitized by this news, the fact is that mass shootings perpetrated by politically emboldened white supremacist terrorists are happening more often than ever before.\nIn Quebec in 2017, Alexandre Bissonnette, a university student inspired by incel movements, Trump, and Trump's buddy Ben Shapiro, went to a mosque in Quebec City and murdered 6 people, injuring 19.\nWhen they brought in Alexandre Bissonnette to the police station after committing the Quebec City Mosque massacre, he responded to police interviewers by telling them that “I needed to protect my community.”— Imraan Siddiqi (@imraansiddiqi) April 16, 2019\nCanada's stringent gun regulations do work, despite some murky rules about buying them online. Regardless, Canadians are forced to register their firearms.\nPlease don’t let these permissive gun laws infect Canada. I don’t want to see a rise of mass shootings in Canada no matter what wing people are flying with.— tanya tagaq (@tagaq) August 5, 2019\nThe Conservatives want to loosen up Canada's gun laws, however, which should be incredibly alarming to everyone.\nAlong with the attack in Quebec City, in recent history, the province saw mass shootings happen at Les Racines de vie Montessori in 2013, Dawson College in 2006, and at Concordia University in 1992.\nWhile none of those shootings were connected with white supremacy, a lot of recent ones in the United States are perpetrated by white supremacist terrorists, inspired by the President's racist rhetoric.\nEl Paso, only minutes from the border, was ranked as the safest city in the United States for three straight years. It wasn't until a white man traveled from 10 hours away that it became unsafe.Maybe immigrants aren't the problem.#WhiteSupremacistInChief— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) August 5, 2019\nAccording to an explosive 2017 report from the Washington Post claimed that a "disproportionate share of the country’s massacres occur in the province of Quebec." While this might be the case, shootings in the province overall have been sharply decreasing since 2006 according to the Montreal Gazette.\nThis is a KKK token, and that on the back in all caps is the campaign slogan of white supremacist @realDonaldTrump .#WhiteSupremacistInChief #ResignTrump #mondaymotivation pic.twitter.com/cYc2piwDgW— Dr. DaShanne Stokes (@DaShanneStokes) August 5, 2019\nIn fact, Canada as a whole saw only 249 firearms being used in homicides in 2018. Our gun laws work, despite not being immune to mass shootings and gun violence.\nI don’t get it America. I come from a family of Hunters I myself never have, I’ve asked my Dad, family & friends. How they feel about Quebec’s long gun registry just recently implemented doesn’t bother them at all. Nobody is trying to take your guns away. Just make process safer— Brett (@TheRealBrettzky) August 6, 2019\nAs in the rest of Canada, legal gun owners in Quebec have to register their firearms with the government. I've heard arguments that strict gun regulations don't work, but one only has to know the facts to understand that gun regulation DOES work in Canada.\nQuebec has a troubled past with mass shootings and gun violence, to be sure, but at least we don't have to worry about being shot at Walmart.\nCNN put together a montage of Trump repeatedly pushing the "invasion" conspiracy theory about migrants -- the same one that inspired the El Paso shooter -- during public statements he's made dating back to last November. pic.twitter.com/SPf9VlIyNm— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 6, 2019\nSo while American mothers are scrambling to buy bulletproof backpacks for their children, we Canadians can only watch in horror as one of the world's great empires collapses before our eyes.\nWe aren't immune from gun violence, mass shootings, or white supremacy, but at least we have a system in place that doesn't allow those terrible things to run rampant.