Is there any good reason people should be allowed to buy handguns?
We don't think so. Handguns owned even by law-abiding citizens are often stolen and end up in the hands of gang members. The recent shooting at the Eaton Centre is a reminder of the tragic consequences.
But what's needed is a national ban, which would require action from the federal government. This government is obviously not going to do that.
Also in this week's podcast, we take a look at the atrocities in Syria. The international community should mobilize to put an end to the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Instead, we now seem to have an old-fashioned war-by-proxy developing in the region.
Editorial page editor Andrew Phillips is joined by editorial board members Kerry Gillespie and Leslie Papp, and by columnist Haroon Siddiqui.