‘Why does anyone need a gun?’: Toronto shooting prompts calls for handgun ban


As city reels from attack that left three dead and 13 injured, mayor leads push to ban sale of handguns and ammunition

Officials in Toronto are pushing for a ban on the sale of handguns and handgun ammunition, as Canada’s biggest city continues to reel from a shooting that left three people dead and injured 13 others.

“Why does anyone in this city need to have a gun at all?” John Tory, Toronto’s mayor, said on Tuesday as the city council passed a motion to urge the federal and provincial government to enact the ban.

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