Discussion posted by: IRWeasel
Toronto Mayor John Tory is correct that there’s no magic solution to reducing violent urban street crime. But the necessary first step to effectively address growing gang and gun violence in the Greater Toronto Area is for politicians to advocate real solutions, not imaginary ones, such as municipal handgun bans. In that sense, a meeting of GTA mayors and regional chairmen hosted by Tory last week was a step in the right direction. Instead of going on and on about politically correct but ineffective handgun bans, the municipal leaders focused on gun smuggling across the U.S.-Canada border, easy bail for those accused of gun crimes and lax sentences for those convicted of them.