Canada Proposes Freeze On Handgun Ownership

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Canada should introduce a total ban on the buying and selling of all handguns, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said.

His government is proposing a new law that would freeze private ownership of all short-barrelled firearms.

The legislation would not ban the ownership of handguns outright – but would make it illegal to buy them.

Mr Trudeau’s proposal comes days after a deadly shooting at a Texas primary school, in the neighbouring US, killed 21 people.

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The bill, which was presented to Canada’s parliament on Monday, makes it impossible to buy, sell, transfer or import handguns anywhere in the country.

“Other than using firearms for sport shooting and hunting, there is no reason anyone in Canada should need guns in their everyday lives,” Mr Trudeau told reporters.

“As we see gun violence continue to rise, it is our duty to keep taking action,” he said.

It marks the most ambitious attempt yet by his government to restrict access to firearms.

The bill would also require rifle magazines to be reconfigured so they can hold no more than five rounds at a time.

(Read more at: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-61641543)

 

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15 COMMENTS

  1. This is my take weapons of any kind were created to destroy human being. It wasn’t invented to change the shape of no other thing on this planet. Someone who have or acquired weapons of any kind, practically have an intended mind set it is similar like one going and buy KFC, the sole purpose is that you intentionally plan to go KF’C buy and then cannabilized it, alternatively you could have taken that 20$ buy some chicken, tuna flour rice or even Greenfield g and cook at meal at your home which will fill your belly more than once.

  2. Such restrictions only affect law abiding citizens. Most firearms used by criminals are not legally acquired. So such restrictions on gun ownership will definitely give criminals the upper hand and do nothing to prevent crime.

  3. The killing spree is on the move again. The system is invisible but it has always been there. The Forth Reich is slowly but gradually creeping into every society, whether you like it or not, its here. The First Reich was from 900 – 18oo the Holy Roman Empire, Second Reich from 1871 to 1918 i.e the German Empire. The Third the Nazi Regime 1933 – 1945. The Global split from 1945 the British Empire slowly began to disintegrate, Japan tried something and paid a heavy price. Joseph Stalin watched but rather settled for some post War East European Countries, The Soviet Union. Things have been Quiet since but for a few Belly aches in Yugoslavia and now in Ukrain. The U.S. received a black eye in VietNam, and else where in the Middle East, but as long as big brother has some weapons, the suffering begins; I am convinced that it isn’t the weapons, be it the hand Pistol or the Atomic Bomb; I am actually sertain it is a state of mind – it starts with evil intent – from Caesar to all the hot heads before him and after. The time right now is ripe for some idiot to do something stupid (Nth. Koria) to show how macho he is and i am convinced if he dosen’t behave himself the rest is history. So you say what has that to do with the Rock? well stop thinking small, better start growing what you eat and take Fishing seriously: There will soon be a world food shartage//better start praying to the Lord -JESUS-for God to look favourably on this Rock. Your elected top Brass are not to be trusted – Carnival Before Hospital – The shootings and killing is a global phenomenal, better praay befor the New Hospital.

  4. @Mr. P i believe u you know…people so many laws are going to be implemented when we think its for our good, it will be that they will rise against us those who will go against them….we better be careful and wise and take note in this uncertain times….soon it will be us against them….sad to say, there will be many who will be on the political power side, in the end leading to their own destruction…

  5. @Just Saying do we have gun stores here where one can purchase a gun legally? Why should the PM take note?
    The problem is there should be no stores selling guns. It should be to own a gun one should go through the government security ministries not like the way US has or Canada to walk into a store to purchase a gun. The world have gone mad to continue like that.

    • You cannot just walk into a store and buy a gun in Canada. You need a license to own/buy a firearm or ammunitions in Canada. They have much stringent gun-control laws in Canada than they do in the US. Anyone 18+ applying for a license to own a non-restricted firearm, must pass a series of firearms safety tests, and those applying for licensing covering restricted or prohibited firearms, must additionally pass another set of tests. It’s not that easy to own a firearm in Canada. Also doctors, therapist and social workers have discretion to tell police of a behavior change, which can result in a revocation of license.

  6. Just Saying! To let you know Canada is the safest country in the world. Now when animals like will classify Canada as a dictatorship country you should not even talk. Scam bags like you will encourage your children and family to go out there with guns to slaughter our innocent citizens with illegal weapons that you benefit from their illegal trades. People like you have no merits in anything you are saying and should keep you rear out and JUST SHUT THE HELL UP, You Dirt Bag!

    • Seizing people’s money without due process. Silencing protestors. Police running over people with their horses. Sound like every dictatorship I know. You sound like a house negro getting scraps from massa’s table and you couldn’t care what is happening around you.

      • Stop parroting right-wing propaganda. Honking trucks 24/7 in the middle of the city where people have to live and work, idling trucks, setting fire in apartments, bullying kitchen volunteers and stealing food for the homeless, you call these thugs protestors? Sigh…..You need to chill off Faux & Friends.

      • Angel you not tired of embarrassing yourself. When the mods publish my comment with all the relevant links perhaps you will shut up once and for all. But then again. Empty vessels…

  7. Um….oftentimes it isn’t the owners of legal firearms who are going on shooting sprees. The aim here to get citizens unarmed so martial law can be implemented.

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