Sent: Monday, December 12, 2005 7:24 PM
Subject: NDP ON BANNING HANDGUNS, SEMI-AUTOMATICS & MORE

JOE COMARTIN, NDP MP: NO, DON, I WANT TO BE CLEAR ON THIS. I AM NOT OPPOSED TO THE BAN ON HANDGUNS BUT TO SAY TO THE CANADIAN PEOPLE TO THE CITY OF TORONTO AND ACTUALLY THE OTHER CITIES THAT ARE HAVING REALLY SERIOUS PROBLEMS WITH CRIME, GUN CRIME, THAT IT'S A PANACEA IS REALLY MISLEADING THEM. SOURCE: CBC Newsworld - Thursday, December 8 2005 - 17:00 (Local) POLITICS.  DON NEWMAN'S PANEL DISCUSSION WITH VIC TOEWS, ROY CULLEN AND JOE COMARTIN. 
 
BRAD LAVIGNE, NDP WAR ROOM STRATEGIST: IN OUR 2004 PLATFORM WE SUPPORTED AN OUTRIGHT BAN ON ALL HANDGUNS ON SEMI-AUTOMATIC AND AUTOMATIC WEAPONS, LIKE OF COURSE WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE, JACK LAYTON HAS BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT BEFORE HE WAS LEADER OF OUR PARTY AS A CITY COUNCILLOR IN THE CITY OF TORONTO. WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS SINCE THE LAST ELECTION AND WE WILL BE COMING OUT WITH A COMPREHENSIVE CRIME PLATFORM IN THE COMING DAYS. SOURCE:  CBC Newsworld - Thursday, December 8 2005 - 10:30 (Local) POLITICS. DON NEWMAN'S PANEL WITH SUSAN MURRAY, BRAD LAVIGNE AND SANDRA BUCKLER.

JACK LAYTON'S 'GUN FREE ZONE' PROPOSAL: Toronto should establish a "gun-control zone" to help stem the proliferation of weapons in the city, a public meeting was told last night. "We don't do target practice in the home so there's no reason to keep [guns] there," Toronto councillor Jack Layton told a meeting of the city's special committee on firearms control. Under Mr. Layton's plan the storage of firearms would be strictly regulated in the city.  The plan calls for firearms to be stored in locked armouries, or in recreational facilities in rural areas. Storage of firearms in private homes and businesses would be forbidden. SOURCE: Globe and Mail, Wednesday, March 20, 1991, Page A2

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