Justin Trudeau opens door to a Toronto handgun ban, putting Conservatives in the line of fire - 2019-09-20

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F182.png Justin Trudeau opens door to a Toronto handgun ban, putting Conservatives in the line of fire September 20, 2019, CBC News

Justin Trudeau opened the door to a ban on handguns in Toronto with an announcement on Friday, but the province would have to sign on to make it a reality — and the government of Premier Doug Ford does not seem poised to join the effort to implement one.

On Friday, following days of damage-control sparked by the emergence of a 2001 yearbook photo of Trudeau dressed in brownface at an Arabian Nights-themed gala, the Liberal leader switched gears and focused on the battle to curb rising gun violence in Canada's largest city and across the country.

In an announcement in Toronto's Greektown — where the memory of the deadly Danforth shooting spree is still fresh —Trudeau promised that if re-elected, a Liberal government would enact a national ban on semi-automatic assault weapons and work with provinces to enable handgun bans at the municipal level.

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