It looks like Canada is following in the footsteps of Venezuela, the Soviet Union, and Nazi Germany.
Canada is about to totally prevent all handgun sales in Canada.
We’re not even talking about hunting rifles or anything like that.
We’re talking simple hand guns used for self defense.
Justin Trudeau said:
It will no longer be possible to buy, sell, transfer, or import handguns anywhere in Canada.
🚨 BREAKING – PM Trudeau: "It will no longer be possible to buy, sell, transfer, or import handguns anywhere in Canada." pic.twitter.com/rVffUBYjVi
— Prince Carlton 🇺🇸 (@_PrinceCarlton_) May 30, 2022
Folks, they’re not even limiting this to handguns.
They are even banning toys.
That’s right: TOYS… as in children’s toys.
If a toy even looks like a gun, it is no longer allowed.
According to Yahoo News:
Canada’s government introduced legislation Monday to implement a “national freeze” on the sale and purchase of handguns as part of a gun control package that would also limit magazine capacities and ban some toys that look like guns.
The new legislation, which resurrects some measures that were shelved last year amid a national election, comes just a week after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers in their classroom in Uvalde, Texas.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters the new measures were needed as gun violence was increasing.
“We need only look south of the border to know that if we do not take action firmly and rapidly it gets worse and worse and gets more difficult to counter,” he said.
The handgun freeze would contain exceptions, including for elite sport shooters, Olympic athletes and security guards. Canadians who already own handguns would be allowed to keep them.
Authorities do not expect a run on handguns in anticipation of the freeze, in part because they are so heavily regulated already, an official said in a briefing.
Fortunately, it looks like some Canadians are fighting back.
After all, don’t forget that the Trucker’s Convoy was fighting back against Trudeau’s authoritarian lockdowns in Canada.
"No one wants to take your guns! We just want common sense gun control!"
Meanwhile in Canada, this tyrant is banning the purchase of all handguns:https://t.co/uEWBWZNpss
— Dashie (@AdorableDashie) May 30, 2022
The problem the left has on guns is that we can see their end goals happen in real time in Australia and Canada.
Not one inch. Never.
— Oilfield Rando (@Oilfield_Rando) May 30, 2022
Hand guns banned in Canada . All guns will be next. Then its the gulags for the unjabbed 🤬🤬🤬
— DoISeemRattled3.0 (@loobyloo3981) May 30, 2022
Amazing, considering the majority of handgun crime in Canada is committed with unlawfully procured black-market hand guns. Surely this will do something. Maybe you should make murder double-super-mega-illegal, @JustinTrudeau. https://t.co/QHnkNGzDoq
— Viva Frei (@thevivafrei) May 31, 2022
Not everyone in Canada is happy with Trudeau’s plan.
The Globe Editorial released a statement:
It has become a tradition for the Trudeau government: Whenever a mass shooting occurs, it immediately announces more gun-control measures.
It did it in 2020, when in the days after the murder of 22 people in Nova Scotia, it announced a ban on ownership of many semi-automatic assault-style rifles, and said it would bring in a mandatory buyback program for those weapons.
The Liberals did it again last week, in the heightened emotional aftermath of the killing of 19 children in a Texas elementary school, when they announced their intention to take new gun-control steps.
On the plus side, hey, at least in Canada we have a government that responds to mass shootings by talking about preventing more of them – unlike the United States, where it is preordained that yet another slaughter of children will not change American gun laws.
But using such episodes to sell Canadian gun-control policies overlooks the fact that the biggest and most persistent gun-violence problem in Canada is not mass shootings. It’s the daily tally of individual violent crimes involving firearms, especially handguns. And the Liberals have done little to stem the growing number of these less-newsworthy crimes.
A Statistics Canada report released last week says that, since 2009, the per capita rate of firearms being pointed at someone in the commission of a crime has nearly tripled, and the rate at which guns are fired with intent to kill or wound is up fivefold.
In rural areas, there were notable spikes in firearms-related crimes in 2019 and 2020, mostly involving long guns. But it’s in cities and suburbs where crime is most likely to involve a firearm – usually an easy-to-conceal handgun. Statscan says 63 per cent of firearm-related violent crimes in urban areas involved handguns in 2020.
These trends are starkly reflected in Canada’s largest city, whose rate of gun crime is about average for the country (and lower than Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon and Calgary). The Toronto Police Service reported this month that 286 people have been killed in shootings, and 1,185 people have been injured, since 2015.
The Liberals, quick to rush to the podium after mass shootings, have mostly offered half-baked measures in response to the much larger number of Canadians harmed by mundane, day-to-day gun violence.
Their most talked-about plan involves passing the buck to municipalities, by giving them the right to ban handguns. Toronto could ban handgun ownership and sales, while municipalities next door do not. It’s nonsensical. A more sensible proposal would be for the federal government to ban handguns nationwide, as this page has argued before.
Democrats claim that they don’t want to take anyone’s guns.
But in Canada, that’s exactly what they’re doing.
We’ve seen this movie play out time and time again.
The government always moves to take guns away before they start infringing on your other rights.
They do this under the guise of “safety” and for the “public good.”
But it’s definitely for *their* benefit when they make the attempt to grab power and expand it.