Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, (heck, any place between Sudbury and Kamloops)? Not so much. They already have one.
What is it?
Firearms safety — safe storage, proper handling of ammunition, never putting your finger near the trigger until you’re prepared to fire — is not just part of the training course every citizen must take to obtain a firearms licence, necessary to buy a gun or ammunition. It is also a fundamental part of Canada’s shrinking gun culture, which understood that firearms were a useful tool for entertaining and enriching hobbies. With tragic (and rare) exceptions, the sportsman is not the threat. The thug who obtains their gun illegally and keeps it explicitly because they don’t respect the law, is the person we have to worry about.
Canada had a gun culture once. Toronto, too. Those days are long gone and won’t be coming back. But that’s still no excuse for (“downtown white”) politicians to direct their fire — pun semi-intended — at lawful citizens. Every such effort simply wastes time and energy, better spent making sure that Toronto’s youth have better options for their future than dealing drugs with a gun on their hip.
“The days of a Canadian gun culture won’t be be coming back?” Says who!?
The only other thing I’d add is that it isn’t just “sportsmen”: Legal gun owners commit less crimes than cops. If Toronto (and the rest of Canada) was serious about stopping violent crime, they’d take the steps necessary to make violent crime a high-risk occupation.