Proposed Ban Bites The Bullet
After a full day of waiting to see if council will get to debate the ammunition ban issue, Councillor Adam Vaughan's proposed bullet ban has been sent to Executive Committee to discuss.
The motion needed two-thirds support of council to get debated, but lost by a vote of 13-28.
Vaughan says the reason he wants the city to look into a bullet ban is in an effort to bring down all sorts of gun crime from both hand and long guns.
He has proposed for bullets to be like fireworks - strictly regulated. He wants the ban to cover sales and storage. He's also urging the federal government to get stricter with monitoring what passes over the Canada-U.S. border.
Vaughan underlines this isn't about gang violence, noting crimes like domestic violence can occur with legally bought ammunition.
He had hoped staff would report back on the issue early next year, with options on what the bylaw could look like.
Executive Committee will meet in the fall.