Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that his government is introducing legislation to “implement national freeze on handgun ownership” throughout the country.
“What this means is that it will no longer be possible to buy, sell, transfer or import handguns anywhere in Canada,” Trudeau said at a press conference.
“We recognize that the vast majority of gun owners use them safely and in accordance with the law, but other than using firearms for sport shooting and hunting, there is no reason anyone in Canada should need guns in their everyday lives.”
Canadian Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino also said that a mandatory buyback program for “assault-style weapons” will go into effect later this year if the bill passes, calling it Canada’s “most significant action on gun violence in a generation.”
“The first AR-15s and other assault style firearms will start to be bought back by the end of this year,” Mendicino said. “It’s going to be hard, but we’re going to get it done.”
About 55,000 new handguns have been registered annually in Canada over the last decade, Mendicino said.
The legislation will also create new red flag laws that will allow courts to remove guns and suspend licenses for people who pose a threat to themselves or others. Magazines that hold more than five rounds will also be banned under the new laws.
The deadliest mass shooting in Canada’s history occurred about two years ago when a gunman opened fire around parts of Nova Scotia, killing 22 people.
Looks like the British is coming out in them. Maybe the Canadian citizens will have their 1776 day soon.
Maybe the Canadian Citizens will have their 1776 day soon….
Can’t let the peasants be armed. They might prove a threat to the dictatorship. Exactly what the Communists – er, I mean the Democrats – have been trying to do to us for more than 50 years now.
Is Canada really going to let this guy run amok???!!! Canada and Australia have been such a huge disappointment for their willingness to give up their freedoms to all the virus fear – also allowed to run amok! Why would they do that?? They have been safe countries with ups an downs in economies, but generally affluent – much like the USA – for the greatest number of citizens!!?? My own country – who would have believed it – is in extreme danger of faltering right now with the wrecking ball of a president that we have presiding, it would be comforting to think that two stalwart countries that have had much the same level of freedom and outlook as our own were still standing strong!!