Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, is doubling down on his gun control push and looking to further strip the Canadian people of their rights.
Earlier in his administration, Trudeau was able to pass sweeping gun reforms by effectively banning certain firearms directly from his cabinet. Now he is looking to bring about the kind of gun control the American left could only dream of passing.
Justin Trudeau is promising to fund local bans of firearms as well as bring tighter control over what guns are coming into the country. Conservative leader Erin O’Toole is promising to repeal the current ban on over 1,500 specific firearms in Canada and this is what has triggered the response from Trudeau.
As for those Canadians currently in possession of some of these rifles, options on amnesty are limited. Trudeau is promising to give these gun owners the option of surrendering them to the government or having them rendered inoperable. Trudeau said in a statement “You can’t buy these guns, you can’t sell these guns, you can’t use these guns. And even if you own one today, no one gets a pass.”
Some of Canada’s more rural provinces are in total protest over the original ban and are furious over the new proposals. These rural Canadians are also displeased with the current status of the Conservative party, Erin O’Toole backtracked on the original promise to overturn the gun bans and has instead opted to “look into them.”
Currently the gun bans in Canada extend to Semi-Automatic rifles and other firearms, but these bans may soon extend to all long guns and handguns. Unlike the United States, there is no Second Amendment in Canada and the people in the country can not rely on court ruling to overturn these laws.