Canada moves to ban handgun sales [Video]

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:


  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday new legislation that will ban handgun sales.
  • The Canadian government will also implement a mandatory buyback program for “assault-style weapons” if the legislation passes.
  • The move comes following the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new legislation to “implement national freeze on handgun ownership” throughout the country. 

Speaking at a press conference on Monday, the prime minister explained that the bill will make it impossible “to buy, sell, transfer, or import handguns anywhere in Canada.”

“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.”

If the legislation passes, the government will also implement a mandatory buyback program for “assault-style weapons” that will take effect later this year, Canadian Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino said. He called the bill 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.”

The move comes less than one week after the Uvalde elementary school shooting in Texas. The teen gunman used an AR-15 assault weapon to kill 21 people, including 19 children. The legislation also includes measures to fight gun smuggling and trafficking and strengthen border security measures.

According to Mendicino, there is about 55,000 new handgun registration annually in Canada over the last ten years.

The new proposed bill also aims to create new red flag laws that will allow courts to recover firearms and suspend licenses for those who pose a threat to themselves or others. The Canadian government would also require long-gun magazines to be “permanently altered,” to never hold more than five rounds, and “ban the sale and transfer of large-capacity magazines under the Criminal Code.”

The deadliest mass shooting in Canada happened in April 2020 when a shooter opened fire around parts of Nova Scotia, leaving 22 people dead.

Source: Newsweek

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14 thoughts on “Canada moves to ban handgun sales [Video]

  1. pure evil and Stupid. I hope the good people in Canada,find a way to get rid of Him.

  2. And here it begins………ask Australians how turning in their guns went! Higher crime, exponential home invasions…….NOTHING GOOD……..ONLY GOVERNMENT AND CRIMINALS WILL HAVE GUNS…….GOOD PEOPLE WILL DIE AS USUAL. BAN LIBERALS AND DEMOCRATS.

  3. USA was blessed when the 2nd Amendment became a codified part of our law. Canada should beware of Trudeau’s plan. A Dictator needs to eliminate guns in the hands of the people so the government can control the populace. Then they can lower the boom of tyranny without fear of the people they are controlling.

    Quote from George Washington (first President of the USA): “A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own Government.”

  4. It’s to be expected. This (POS) Trudeau is part of the Socialist Europe consortium. When it comes to Communist China, Trudeau is a compromised liberal commie Democrat politician just like Lying Corrupt Quid Pro KING Joe. Both of these corrupt politicians are beholden and owned by Communist China. Trudeau is nothing more than a petty dictator. I would be very surprised if the Keystone Xl Pipeline restart, after the buffoon in the W/H cancelled it. Trudeau has other plans. The dictator in charge of Canada is going two run that pipeline to the other end of Canada and sell all that oil to Communist China.

  5. I wonder if these people in Canada see whats coming down the pike next if they let this POS King Trudeau get away with gun control/confiscation. You will see only the criminals with guns and crime will take off just like it does in the democrat run large city’s that have the strictest gun laws in the country. Home invasions, murders, robbery’s, gang shooting will all rise because the only ones that will have a gun is the criminals, why is that so hard to understand?

  6. More than 30 years ago, I was in Canada with a project, and I had the chance to debate the Canadian gun laws, which were looming on the horizon at that time and I got the same answer from every Canadian .THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN HERE EVER. I DARE THE GOVERMENT TO COME TO MY HOUSE AND TAKE MY GUNS.
    My response was that if you want to keep your guns, you have to pay attention to who you vote and put in power because once the law is passed , you lost the battle and if you do not comply you just change from a law abiding citizen to felon or to a terrorist and the government will not waste a penny on your sole if that what it takes to take your gun away by force.
    I guess nobody did pay attention to what I was saying because her is now, and the picture is clear. They have lost that right, and the downfall will not stop until the government will control even the number of the knifes you can have in your kitchen
    The comunist Trudeau is all for absolute government power.
    People like this guy will always have access to weapons, and they will always be guarded 24 while the rest of the people have to suffer and be victims because they believed that the government is the answer of all their needs including their own safety
    Canada, like Australia, are good indicators of what you achieve by disarming the people’s. NOTHING EXCEPT ULTIMATE POWER OVER YOUR SUBJECTS.
    If we don’t pay attention to education, to who we allow to come in this country and who we put in power by exercising our right to vote, we will follow Canada and Australia pretty soon.

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  7. No good reason other than sport shooting and hunting??? Try for a reason saving their lives.
    they need a method and tools to defend themselves. TRUDEAU admits the vast majority of gun owners do not abuse
    their rights but usees an incident in another country to put their citizenry in danger by removing their weapons.
    An incident that was fostered by failure of background checks into looking at the shooter and police incomptence in
    resolving the situation. The hero was BORTAC dad whose kid was a hostage and he had his SWAT team working aside from incomptent police.
    Using examples in the US as counterpoint to that can be pointed to that attempts to remove citizen availability of firearms has resulted in staggering death tolls in chicago, NYC, LA and wherever strict gun control is passed. takeover of entire cities such as portland by criminals has happened. Or if you wish look to australia or london where removing guns has increased violence. the real excuse is that the corrupt politicians of socialism are trying to make things more secure for THEMSELVES only.

  8. burglaries, home invasions and petty street crime will likely increase. on the bright side, suicides by gun will decrease. the worst casualty is the citizen who will be prey to the next tyrant.

  9. In the United States mor are killed by or in cars. Are they trying to ban cars? No because that would cause them to be a foot or on a bike.

  10. “Buy back.” How can one “buy back” something they never sold in the first place? Secondly, I’m sure what these tyrants will offer is not even a pittance. Regardless of the Constitution, every human being has the natural right to adequately defend themselves. These out of control governments are giving criminals the advantage while providing lip-service, verbally acknowledge law-abiding citizens. Only leftists enabled psychopaths shoot up public places. People need to wake up to the fact that government is not trying to protect you! This is about control and tyranny.

  11. How times have changed, in 1954 at the age of 14 went into the coast to coast store and bought a 16 gauge pump shotgun by myself. Didn’t need an adult or any paperwork to fill out. Guess what, we didn’t have any shootings all thru my years of living and growing up there. How about driving while drunk or on drugs as this kills far more people than even were killed in some wars. What they don’t report is the ruined lives of those that survive and the condition they survive in.

  12. And they say that a registration won’t lead to confiscation. Mandatory buy back is politispeak for confiscation you can’t “buy back” what you never sold!

  13. This entity is talking like the communist that he is.The criminals will always have weapons and now the commies won’t let us defend ourselves from who knows what is coming across the borders.Fix the problem and the weapons are not the problem,the politicians are.

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