It seems like each new day brings a new incident of gun violence in Toronto. And on Friday, the city's chief of police revealed that more than 300 people who are facing Toronto gun charges are currently out on bail in the city. Yes, you read that number right.\nToronto Police Chief Mark Saunders told reporters today that 326 people who have been charged with gun crimes are out on bail right now. In a news conference at Toronto Police Headquarters, Saunders addressed the recent string of gun violence in the city.\n"I've said in the past if the expectations are that we are going to arrest ourselves out of this, we simply are not," said Saunders.\nThat's clearly a worrying statement, particularly from the city's top cop.\n"What we're hoping to do is establish a stronger relationship with our courts," Saunders added.\nSaunders went on to add that the number of people being granted bail after being charged with at least one gun offence is being monitored by Toronto Police.\nUnsurprisingly, that assurance doesn't seem to have put people at ease.\nAnd there's the problem right there. Tougher gun laws and criminal charges carrying automatic jail time is the only deterrent.— Thirsty (@thethirstyderp) August 9, 2019\nThat's why front line officers are frustrated! They do their best getting these criminals off the street, only to see them home before their shift ends!— Kevin Curry (@KevinFCurry8091) August 9, 2019\nSo perhaps judges should not be granting bail to those charges? Just a thought.— Tom Anstruther (@Tomanst) August 9, 2019\nSaying this for a Long Time. It’s not the Police. It’s our Courts. We need Minimum Sentences & NO BAIL for Possession and/or use of guns.— ToronTory (@Toron_Tory) August 9, 2019\nThe thing is that these people are being released on bail. It's teaching them that it's OK to have guns or to shoot people cause they'll just get a slap on the wrist. Something needs to change about how these situations are handled. How many more people have to die— Brittney Frost (@brittneyfrost18) August 9, 2019\nSaunders' comments come after a violent 10 days in the city which has seen more than 20 shootings. Fourteen of those incidents occurred over the long weekend with 17 people being injured.\nToronto Mayor John Tory agreed with the chief and urged the court system to fully comprehend the impact gun violence is having in Toronto right now.\nIn the statement, Tory also reiterated his stance on strict gun control but also pointed out there needs to be more done.\n"It is also high time we saw some further co-operation from within the justice system," said Tory.\nMayor Tory issued a statement in response to Saunders' news conference calling for greater cooperation from the justice system. "Repeat gun offenders simply shouldn't be out on bail".— Linda Ward (@LindaWardCBC) August 9, 2019\nSaunders did note that making adjustments to bail is not the only way to combat gun violence and significantly decrease or stop shootings from happening, though he was not forthcoming with alternative options.\nMeanwhile, at another press conference in Kitchener on Friday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford was asked about a possible hand gun ban.\n"That's not the solution," Ford said.