Law-abiding gun owners may have found an unlikely ally in Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair, who was quoted as saying the following in the Globe and Mail, reacting to Adam Vaughan’s proposed ammunition ban:

Except that, according to Chief Blair, most of the bullets fired in Toronto street violence, like most of the guns, come from south of the border. Banning the sale of legal ammunition would mainly take it out of the hands of long-gun owners like hunters, not street gangs. When reporters asked him about a ban on bullets, the chief said, “I’m just not convinced that would be an appropriate remedy.” Any gun control, he added, “has to be done in balance with a recognition of the rights of Canadians with respect to the lawful ownership of property.”