BR Gun Violence Blair – CP

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 2018142 Views

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Aug 10, 2018 

OTTAWA – The federal minister responsible for acting on gun violence and gangs says Canada is willing to consider any possible measures that might reducing them and organized crime.

But Bill Blair says the government will stay the course when it comes to border security.

Blair acknowledges that the latest rash of shootings — most recently in Toronto — has touched off a sense of urgency among the public for the government to do more to keep deadly firearms out of the wrong hands.

But he tells The Canadian Press that concerns in places like Toronto, Surrey, B-C, and other parts of Canada requires Ottawa to examine the issue and deal with it in a comprehensive way.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tasked the former Toronto police chief with conducting a “deep analysis” across government to examine what additional steps could be taken to tackle the scourge of gun violence.

The federal government has already said it would consider a number of different ways to crack down further on handguns, including empowering municipalities to do so — a commitment Blair reiterated this week.

(The Canadian Press)


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