EDITORIAL: ‘Banning’ handguns won’t stop illegal gun sales

EDITORIAL: ‘Banning’ handguns won’t stop illegal gun sales

Given the escalating gun violence in Toronto, it’s not surprising that it’s easy for criminals to buy illegal guns.

While most are smuggled across the border from the United States, secondary sources include guns stolen from legal owners and legal owners selling them on the black market.

So when Newstalk 1010 reported last week that weekend host Yonah Budd was able to gain access to illegal guns for sale in less than five hours after placing an initial phone call, it confirmed something we already know, rather than coming as a complete shock.