QUOTED: Josh Colle explains what makes white people feel better

QUOTED: Josh Colle explains what makes white people feel better

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Josh Colle, arguing that the bylaw prohibiting firearms on city-owned property doesn’t do much for residents in his riding who have to deal with recurring shootings. Gord Perks then told Colle to “f— off” (though he later withdrew that verbal offering and apologized). Council was supposed to be deciding whether to allow the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show back into its old spot at Exhibition Place, but the meeting veered off into a tense debate over whether a bunch of rifle-toting dudes in hunting fatigues have much of an impact on city violence (from Doug Ford: “I got an idea, why don’t we lock up all the knives in the city. Everyone go home and register all your knives”). Council eventually decided no, they don’t, and voted 22-10 to exempt the show from the law. Still, there was one anti-gun victory—earlier in the day, councillors voted 39-5 to pressure the province into asking the feds to keep the data from the long-gun registry. So perhaps those downtown white people can take comfort in that. [National Post]