What Gun Did the Ottawa Terrorist Use?

By Dean Weingarten

Muslim Terrorist Zehaf-Bibeau With Rifle
Muslim Terrorist Zehaf-Bibeau With Rifle
Dean Weingarten
Dean Weingarten

Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- This twitter post showed Zehaf-Bibeau with what appears to be a Winchester lever action rifle.    At first, it was unclear if this were the same firearm that he used to shoot Cpl. Cirillo.

The BBC quickly came up with an identification of the firearm used – a Winchester lever action shotgun!(sic)  From the BBC:

He said police were trying to piece together how Zehaf-Bibeau acquired a Winchester lever-action shotgun, as he was banned from owning firearms due to his criminal convictions.(sic)

Then the Ottawa Sun took a shot at the subject.  From the Ottawa Sun:

Police still don’t know how he got his hands on the Winchester 3030 pump-action(sic) rifle he used to gun down Cpl. Cirillo at the War Memorial.

The National Post finally got it right.  From the Nationalpost.com:

 At a Thursday press conference, RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson confirmed that Zehaf-Bibeau had carried out the shootings with a Winchester 30-30 lever action rifle, a quintessentially Canadian bush gun that is not normally the first choice of would-be terrorists.

Here is a clearer picture of the model of rifle used.  This is a Winchester model 94, made prior to 1964, in caliber 30-30.

Winchester model 94 Rifle
Winchester model 94 Rifle

I would be remiss not to mention a source form the United States.  From wyomingnews.com:

Police said he was armed with a lever-action Winchester rifle, an old-fashioned, relatively slow-firing weapon.

The 30-30 was considered a powerful and quick firing rifle in its day.   President Teddy Roosevelt was rather impressed with it.

 He acquired an 1894 similar to all his other rifles in extras and embellishments and used it on an antelope hunt. His “little .30” as he called it, was able to knock down a good sized antelope at a distance of more than 180 yds. After witnessing the fantastic shot and the irrefutable and immediate results, his guide said that the gun was just “aces” in his book.

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About Dean Weingarten;

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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Larry Parks

My heart goes out to our northern friends. Anyone who has ever worn his nations uniform knows that when he puts it on he is wearing a target. He or she is a highly visible symbol of their nation and it’s policies. I proudly wore one for 6 years. The family of this fine man nows all to well that when one family member puts on a uniform they all do. Again sorry for your loss .


No wonder Canadians have such gun laws. They do not know a gun from a golf club, apparently…I wish I had a pump action 30-30 Winchester rife, or a Winchester lever action shot-gun…I would have some rather rare fire arms.


30-30 is not a lever action shotgun.


Yes a gun ban all gun owners can support, lever action shot guns and 3030 pump shot guns.

Wingmaster Bob

Sadly, Canada has suffered under the most tender ministrations of some of the worst socialist, heavy handed and manipulative politicians in Western history including the ones complicit with the virtual genocide of the Indian children( 50,000) unaccounted for many decades in the govt run schools in which the state just simply stole children under force of arms and threat of the state and treated themselves to wholesale sex parties at the expense of innocent children , who were further brutalized and dehumanized by elements of the Canadian “Church” the Roman Catholic “Church” and even throughout these abominations were QEII and… Read more »


Teddy aquired his firearms in ‘Extras and embellishments’ ? What the hell is that ?


I still got my Win ’94 30-30 I had over 35 yrs. I took many deer with that weapon over the years but use my 308’s for hunting now. That is a strange weapon for this parasite to use. I’m sure before its all over the NRA and Bush will get blamed for this. My prayers go to the families of them murdered Canadian soldiers and condolences to Canada ! RIP !

Victor Fox

I’ll tell you, sir. This is part of the scumbag New World Order, in no time soon there will be no firearms for us, under the pretension of security.

Look California. The lead ammo ban. It’s gun control, without ammo, guns don’t work!

We suffer about the same down here in Brazil, save the law is so strict and there’s only on legally huntable species, the wild boar.