QUOTED: Adam Vaughan explains what raccoons have to do with his proposed bullet ban

QUOTED: Adam Vaughan explains what raccoons have to do with his proposed bullet ban

(Image: Neil McIntosh) 

There’s no rational reason to own a gun in the city. Gophers aren’t chewing up our fields, we have no black bears going through our garbage bins, and the raccoons aren’t dangerous enough.

—Councillor Adam Vaughan, on why a bylaw restricting the storage, sale and use of ammunition in Toronto makes perfect sense given the city’s lack of dangerous critters. However, gun control legislation tends to be contentious, and critics, including Rob Ford, are already saying such a ban would unfairly target hunters—and wouldn’t necessarily curb gun violence, since gang members will surely find a way to get ammunition. Vaughan doesn’t buy any of that, saying he’ll table his motion at the next council meeting, now that the recent plastic bag ban has the ban ball rolling. [National Post]