‘NEEDING’ A HANDGUN IN T.O.
Re Ford Opposes Handgun Ban As He Pledges Funds To Fight Gun Violence (Aug. 10): Ontario Premier Doug Ford opposes a handgun ban in Toronto “because it would penalize legal gun owners.” So not upsetting the owners of some 24,000 registered restricted and prohibited handguns in Toronto is more important than the safety of the millions of people living in Canada’s largest city. Tim Jeffery Toronto Finally! A strong politician who understands that criminals are the problem, not legal gun owners. Go get ’em, Doug. Reyn Richardson Mono, Ont. Toronto Mayor John Tory has often said that he doesn’t know why anybody would need a handgun in Toronto, a sentiment with which most of us would agree. However, Premier Doug Ford says a handgun ban would be unfair, since “There’s lots of legal, responsible handgun owners.” I would like to see a list of such people, along with their reasons for “needing” a handgun. Dave Ashby Toronto