Gun enthusiasts are outraged over the University of Toronto’s decision to close its 88-year-old shooting range because of the optics of using guns on campus.


The range, buried in the bowels of Hart House, will close Sept. 30, university officials say, despite an incident- and accident-free history.


“I think it’s shameful on the part of the university,” says Tony Bernardo of the Canadian Shooting Sports Association.


“The club has turned out gold medal winners and has an impeccable safety record. They’re closing it to be politically correct. You’d think a university would think outside of the box.”


Image issues?

  • The Rifle and Revolver club believe U of T is closing the “time-honoured” sport because it looks bad amid the recent spate of gun violence.