The Globe and Mail (Alberta Edition) - - EDITORIAL -

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

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