Apparently... I mean, who knew... there are good guns and bad guns.
-- TORONTO -- The day after the city okayed a plan prohibiting shooting ranges, gun clubs and firearms promotion on city property, some Toronto officials were scrambling to fashion a compromise to protect the Sportsmen's Show.The deputy-mayor was quick to, er... return fire...
Allowing the annual show, with its displays honouring the "shooting sports," to continue at city-owned Exhibition Place, argued Councillor David Shiner, would be inexcusable.
"We want to ban all guns, but the deputy mayor (Joe Pantalone) wants to support a show that highlights the sale of guns because it's at Exhibition Place?"
"We're being hypocritical here on council," Shiner said yesterday.
Pantalone insists the five-day show will go ahead in March 2009.Of course, that's total horseshit.
"In our opinion, anything we do to control guns locally will not compromise them because their show is basically kosher.
"There's no handguns, no rifles on the premises, no ammunition for either one of those. Those are facts," Pantalone said.
In fact, there are rifles at the annual show.Maybe they should reconsider banning stupidity within city limits.
Ray Sriubiskis of Canadian National Sportsmen's Shows, which runs the Toronto event, confirmed rifles are on display and for sale to qualified buyers.
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