Support for handgun ban growsSubmitted by lastmovement on Sat, 05/31/2008 - 21:26
Quebec City–Two big-city mayors have gotten behind Mayor David Miller's push for a national handgun ban.
Montreal Mayor Gerald Tremblay has sent Miller a letter of support for the ban, and Mayor Peter Kelly of Halifax – who attended the Big City Mayors caucus meeting here yesterday along with Miller and several other Canadian mayors – is also onside.
Miller has launched an online anti-handgun petition on the City of Toronto website and is broadcasting his message on YouTube.
"We've had some drive-by shootings,'' Kelly said in an interview, adding that a "groundswell" of support is growing for Miller's proposed ban. Kelly said the Atlantic mayors conference also recently passed a resolution calling for a ban.
Montreal City Councillor Claude Dauphin said Tremblay sent Miller a letter last week indicating support.