so I intended to write this post last week, after reading some articles to make sure I had my facts right. having procrastinated, I see that Councillors back down on anti-gun proposal, and also I didn’t have my facts completely correct. Regardless, I think there is still a point in what I was going to say.
In general, I’m against guns; the average Torontonian has no need for them. I am not against well-run organized places where people shoot at targets. One of Toronto’s complaints was that guns used by gangs are often acquired by stealing them from private homes, rendering pointless the fact that those guns may have been registered in the gun registry. But gun ownership and gun stealability don’t have to go together.
My idea is that gun clubs could rent out lockers at the club for people to store their guns, rather than having them kept in the individuals’ homes. The gun clubs would have to apply and pay for a bulk gun storage license, and would be periodically inspected by the police to ensure proper security. They would more than make up for the license fee by the locker fees they could charge themselves. Seems like a sound plan to me.