Canada Guns Ban: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces new legislation to strengthen gun control
Canada’s prime minister announced proposed legislation on Monday that would put a national freeze on importing, buying or selling handguns. The legislation would also “allow for the removal of gun licenses from people involved in acts of domestic violence or criminal harassment,” according to the Associated Press. The government is also aiming to combat gun smuggling and trafficking.
The President tweeted this:
One Canadian killed by gun violence is one too many. That’s why we’ve banned 1,500 types of military-style assault firearms. And that’s why, today, we’ve introduced legislation to further strengthen gun control in Canada.
It’s Memorial Day & instead of bragging abt. How great our Repubs. Are in the US, They hate this country & refuse2 make #GunControl laws,/MeanWhile #Canada & Their PM Trudeau are introducing new gun laws to protect their kids & Canadians lives/ #GOPDeathCult pic.twitter.com/MmYn4oTbbT— Donnedia Edmond (@donnedia) May 30, 2022
JUST IN: New Gun Legislation includes a national freeze on handguns – including a freeze on the sale, importation, and transfer of handguns in Canada. 👋— Amber Mac (@ambermac) May 30, 2022
(Many assault-style firearms are already banned in Canada, including AR-15). pic.twitter.com/URdw17vZ5s
Today, our government introduced Canada’s most significant action on gun violence in a generation.— Marco Mendicino (@marcomendicino) May 30, 2022
Bill C-21 will implement a national freeze on handguns, tackle organized crime, address the role of guns in gender based violence and more. pic.twitter.com/2OXnt6ec8Q
Introducing legislation to forbid sale of handguns because of a mass shooting in a different country using a gun that’s already banned in Canada.— Lauren Southern (@Lauren_Southern) May 31, 2022
Great logic @JustinTrudeau 🤦♀️
One Canadian killed by gun violence is one too many. That’s why we’ve banned 1,500 types of military-style assault firearms. And that’s why, today, we’ve introduced legislation to further strengthen gun control in Canada. Thread ⤵️— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 30, 2022