The head of Mountain Equipment Co-op says he hopes the company
can play a role in advancing the discussion around gun control.
David Labistour announced Thursday that M-E-C will stop selling
several outdoor brands owned by a U.S. gun manufacturer.
A petition called on the retailer to cut ties with Vista Outdoor,
because the company makes a weapon similar to one used in a recent mass shooting in Parkland Flproda. Labistour says M-E-C listened to a spectrum of opinions on the issue, and tried to find what he calls “the opinion of the middle.” Mountain Equipment’s Ottawa location is on Richmond Road in Westboro. (The Canadian Press)