Canadian Premier Justin Trudeau introduced legislation on Monday that would effectively end the market for handguns in Canada.
“We're introducing legislation to implement a national freeze on handgun ownership. What this means is it will no longer be possible to buy, sell, transfer, or import handguns anywhere in Canada.”
“In other words, we're capping the market for handguns.”
“Other than using firearms for sport shooting and hunting, there is no reason anyone in Canada should need guns in their everyday lives,” Trudeau stated to Reuters.
Also in the speech, President Trudeau announced that law enforcement will begin taking action against the smuggling of guns. According to CBC, long gun magazines will not be able for more than five rounds. That means that sellers are legally unable to sell more rounds than that. The publication points out that this isn't an absolute prohibition on handguns, however it's similar to one.
“This is Trudeau's authoritarian push to limit the people's power ..Just look at what happened in Ukraine, what might happen in Taiwan w/ China – I can go on but you get the picture… What happened in #Uvalde should have never happened but don't use it as an excuse to seize power,” Fox News contributor Sara Carter said about the law.
CBC reported that the Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino brought the bill up before the House of Commons, and he declared that the Canadian government will also start enforcement of their mandatory buyback program to “assault-style” weapons that were banned two years ago.