Between the Pundits: That's our Mayor! - Macleans.ca

Between the Pundits: That’s our Mayor!

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David Miller, mayor of Toronto, explains why target shooters are no longer welcome at the CNRA Handgun Club (located upstairs from the city’s decrepit train station), or anywhere else on city property:

In a day when you can’t bring a large tube of toothpaste on a plane how can you allow guns to wander through Union Station, the biggest transit hub in Canada?

It’s more apt a comparison than it seems at first. Airline security measures are probably the most arbitrary and theatrical restrictions on normal human behaviour Canadians currently face—roughly as arbitrary and theatrical, one might say, as Miller’s handgun ban. The remarkable thing is that sooner than reconsider his position, which has zero support outside City Hall, Miller would resort to justifying it by citing precedent policies that are universally despised.