Toronto mayor asks why ‘anyone’ needs to have gun following shooting (VIDEO)
By Chris Eger
Toronto Mayor John Tory led a call for more gun control soon after a shooting that left two dead and 13 injured this week in Canada’s largest city.
Toronto Police are investigating the shooting which happened late Sunday night on Danforth Avenue in the crowded Greektown enclave where a man with a handgun opened fire, killing an 18-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl. The suspected killer, identified by the Ontario Special Investigations Unit as Faisal Hussain, 29, was dead at the end of the incident, while 13 others, ranging in age from 17 to 59 years old, were sent to area hospitals, reportedly shot.
“Why does anyone in this city need to have a gun at all?” Tory, elected to lead the city in 2014, asked a city council meeting on Monday, saying he would press both provincial leaders and those in Ottawa for more regulations on firearms.
As previously reported by Guns.com, Canada’s firearm laws are strict, with a possession and acquisition license, or PAL, needed to legally own a firearm. With the license comes extensive background checks, mandatory training, and letters of reference as well as about $200 in fees.
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