« Why are we laying off youth workers who help keep kids out of gangs? | Main | Should bike helmets be mandatory? »

06/13/2012

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.

 

Listen now



 

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bf8f353ef0167677804db970b

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Is there any good reason people should be allowed to buy handguns?:

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The comments to this entry are closed.

About our Podcasts

  • Welcome to the Toronto Star editorial board’s weekly podcast. The board is responsible for the editorials that appear every day in the Star, and every day we have a lively discussion on what to write about, and what to say. The podcast gives us a chance to share some of those debates with Star readers.

    Our podcasts are also available through iTunes by searching Toronto Star or using the iTunes feeds below.

    If you have any questions or concerns about thestar.com podcasts, please contact us webmaster@thestar.ca. Please include Podcasting in the subject line of your email.

Recent Comments