In a scene that looks more like a dystopian film than real life, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed Canada flanked by a black backdrop, Canadian flags, and a handful of masked followers bobbing their heads in support of his words.
Those words were to announce legislation on Monday that will freeze the sale, trade, and importation of all handguns in Canada. The sweeping gun control bill also includes additional ‘red flag’ provisions, harsher punishments for gun law violators, and includes a provision for “gender-based violence.”
This legislation comes just ahead of proposed gun control legislation in the United States.
Unfortunately for freedom-loving Canadians, there is no 2nd Amendment in the Canadian Constitution to prevent such legislation from passing.
“One Canadian killed by gun violence is one too many,” Trudeau said in his statement. “I’ve seen all too well the tragic cost that gun violence has in our communities across the country. Today, we’re proposing some of the strongest measures in Canadian history to keep guns out of our communities and build a safer future for everyone.”
According to Trudeau’s statement, the bill will:
- Freeze all handgun sales in the country.
- Take away gun licenses from anyone ‘involved’ in acts of domestic violence or criminal harassment.
- Increase criminal penalties for gun smuggling.
- Create a ‘red flag’ law.
- Require all rifle magazines to be altered to only hold five rounds.
NOW – PM Trudeau: “It will no longer be possible to buy, sell, transfer, or import handguns anywhere in Canada.”pic.twitter.com/rVd5gWgEtq
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) May 30, 2022
Opposition Party Calls Out Trudeau’s Tyranny
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Conservatives opposed to these gun laws have pointed out that the new law will punish law-abiding gun owners. Maxime Bernier, the leader of the People’s Party of Canada, expressed his disapproval of the measure.
“Trudeau is exploiting a tragedy in another country to once again attack peaceful gun owners in Canada,” Bernier said. “This new crackdown will have zero impact on gang violence in our cities. Like all tyrants, he wants to completely disarm citizens.”
Trudeau is exploiting a tragedy in another country to once again attack peaceful gun owners in Canada. This new crackdown will have zero impact on gang violence in our cities. Like all tyrants, he wants to completely disarm citizens. https://t.co/SPxUebLz2d
— Maxime Bernier (@MaximeBernier) May 30, 2022
Bernier’s point can be reiterated anecdotally by a shooting in West Virginia that occurred over the weekend where an armed citizen fended off a potential mass shooting with her handgun.
Police in Charleston, WV told local news WRAL that a man with a criminal history became disgruntled after he was asked to stop speeding through the parking lot of an apartment complex where children were at play. The man returned with a rifle and began shooting at the holiday crowd.
That is when a woman pulled out her own pistol and shot and killed the attacker.
“This lady was carrying a lawful firearm,” Lt. Tony Hazelett with the Charleston Police Department said. “She’s just a member of the community who was carrying her firearm lawfully, and instead of running from the threat, she engaged with the threat and saved several lives last night.”
Prime Minister Trudeau insists that Canadians have no use for guns in their everyday lives.
The Liberal Trudeau/Charest record on guns is a total failure.
Their useless registries & soft sentences for gun criminals make the problem worse.
Respect law-abiding gun owners, put dangerous criminals behind bars & stop gun smugglers at the border.https://t.co/IfYOI4k2Vq
— Pierre Poilievre (@PierrePoilievre) May 30, 2022
Misinformation, Disinformation, or Deception?
Following Trudeau’s statement on Monday, one journalist can be seen questioning the Prime Minister on the Canadian equivalent of CSPAN. He asks Trudeau whether this legislation punishes lawful gun owners.
“I think people need to be careful about misinformation and disinformation in this,” Trudeau responded.
“We’ve specifically not targeted law abiding firearms owners because those who currently own and operate handguns safely are not targeted at all by this legislation.”
Yet, in the same breath he adds that, “we’re simply saying that we’re freezing the market and in the future it will not be possible to buy, sell, transfer or import handguns in Canada. There have been too many tragedies. Canadians need to see safer communities and this is a comprehensive multi-step act towards that.”
So, current lawful gun owners will not be “targeted,” but all future gun owners will, considering that there will be NO future handgun owners in Canada at all once this legislation passes (excepting law enforcement and hunters, presumably).
Trudeau’s statement also specifies there will be a “buyback” program for all “assault style rifles” which were banned by his government in 2020.
In case Americans are wondering what the left’s ultimate goal is for gun control, they do not have to look very far north to see.
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