Ammoland News, from the National Shooting Sports Federation, today prints an opinion piece from the Canadian Shooting Sports Federation that deserves a read.
Fahad Hussain, the Danforth killer’s brother, has a long criminal history involving both drugs and guns. By court order, he lived with his family friend Maisum Ansari, his bail surety.That second paragraph pegs my "that's weird" scale. I have no problem with someone having 33 guns, but thirty identical, New In Box, Glocks? Starting a store or equipping a task force so everyone has the same hardware? Still, despite the screams from Toronto's mayor, guns don't commit crimes, and except for (assuming Canada's laws resemble ours) the part about Hussain probably being prohibited from being around those guns, it's just an oddity. The real eye-popper, though, was 42 kilograms of Carfentanil. That's an insane amount. How insane is it?
Fahad and Ansari had 42 kilograms of Carfentanil and 33 guns in the basement of Ansari’s home. Thirty of those guns were a single model of Glock pistol, still in their boxes.
A dose of just 20 micro-grams, smaller than a poppy seed, is fatal to humans. With 1 billion micro-grams per kilogram (yes, Billion) it translates into 50 million fatal doses per kilogram.A better question might be what kind of small-time, two-bit drug dealer can get the cash – estimated at $50 to 100 million dollars – for 42 kilograms of Carfentanil when they can order smaller amounts with far less financial risk? You're left with big questions about that. Questions the Toronto police appear to be in no hurry to answer. Could any drug dealer, even a big time dealer, sell that much of any drug in a reasonable amount of time? Let's assume they don't want to kill everyone, so that instead of 2.1 billion doses, half that amount isn't fatal, so they'd have to sell 4.2 billion doses. Canada isn't that big. In fact, the CSSF does the math and tells us:
Police seized 42 kilograms of Carfentanil, or 2.1 BILLION fatal doses, from the basement of Ansari’s home, the same home Fahad Hussain was removed from when he overdosed on a combination of cocaine, heroin and an unnamed substance.
What drug dealer can sell 2.1 billion doses of any drug, let alone one as lethal as Carfentanil?
Hussain and Ansari possessed enough poison to kill the entire Greater Toronto Area (GTA) 328 times over, or enough to kill the entire population of Canada 58 times.It also corresponds to enough poison to kill the entire US population more than 6 times over.
The CSSF goes down the path of assuming this was going to be the basis of a terrorist attack, and I don't think that should be dismissed without more investigation. A question that they don't address is how Carfentanil needs to be administered. Could it have been used in a terrorist attack that a couple of guys could pull off? How about 30 guys (one per new, in box, Glock)? There are reports that before it was discovered by drug dealers, Carfentanil was viewed (and used) as a chemical weapon, including by the Russians against the Chechens in the 2002 movie theater hostage situation. Sounds like it could be aerosolized.
Could this really have been a couple of guys trying to pull off a mass murder on a scale never seen before? An entire metropolitan city at once? An entire nation at once? Could it be related to a suddenly increased police presence at at an area park? Or the Canadian government expanding its distribution of Naloxone?
You all know that Toronto's mayor blamed the shooting on guns and refused to acknowledge that it was a terrorist attack. It would conflict with Trudeau's vision of bending over for Muslims. The rest of the government is apparently silent about the details on this.