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

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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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