Guns at the Border
Stories about gun violence are leading the news on both sides of the border this morning. In Colorado, a candlelight vigil was held last night, on the eve of the first court appearance for the man charged with killing 12 people and wounding 58 in a movie theatre. In Toronto, the premier, mayor and police chief meet today, a week after 2 people were killed and 23 injured when gunfire erupted at a neighbourhood barbecue.
Despite the similarities between these news items, the laws when it comes to firearms are very different in Canada and the United States. Which can lead to some issues at Windsor's border crossings. It's not uncommon for American citizens crossing into the tunnel or bridge to forget they're packing a gun. A local defense lawyer joins us on the phone to talk about this.
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