|Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency files)
TORONTO — Get ready for Summit of the Gun 2.
Mayor Rob Ford is due to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper Tuesday to talk about gun violence.
The two will have a noon-hour meeting at Toronto Police's 43 Division in the east end. The police station is near the Danzig St. mass shooting that left two dead and 23 injured just over a week ago.
Tuesday's meeting comes a day after Ford met with Premier Dalton McGuinty and Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair to discuss gun violence.
Despite vowing to go into the meeting with a "money talks and BS walks" approach and a request for $5 million to $10 million to hire more Toronto Anti-violence Intervention Strategy (TAVIS) officers, Ford emerged with a commitment from McGuinty to make the TAVIS funding permanent.
At Queen's Park Monday, Ford called that commitment a "huge victory for the taxpayers of Toronto."
Looking ahead to Tuesday's meeting, Ford said he'll ask Harper for "stable funding."
"I'll be meeting with the prime minister and talking exactly what we talked about today — making this city a safe city for everyone that comes here to vacation, to work and to live," Ford told reporters Monday.
"We can't have any of this gunplay continue and I'm going to do everything in my power to eliminate it."
"A lot of this comes down to stable funding and that's what I am going to be asking the prime minister for," he added.
Some city councillors have taken to Twitter to suggest topics the mayor should discuss with Harper.
Kristyn Wong-Tam asked via a tweet if gun control and keeping the gun registry data will be discussed.
Ford was asked about a ban on guns during a radio interview Monday.
He doubted gangsters would abide by a ban.
"The thugs, the gang members aren't going to turn in their guns, they are not going to register their guns," Ford said on AM640.
Ford said a gun ban would only punish those who like to go "pheasant shooting or skeet shooting or duck hunting."
"You really think the gang members are going to line up and say, 'OK, this is my Glock I have here.' C'mon, it's a waste of taxpayers' money," he said. "Let's get real. Let's not punish law-abiding people who like to go skeet shooting or duck hunting."