We acknowledge that the vast majority of gun owners in this country responsible as well as follow all necessary laws,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters. in Ottawa. “We, however, facing level of gun violence in our communities, which is unacceptable.”
Proposed law comes after mass shootings in Texas and across the US-Canada border in Buffalo in recent weeks have revived a longstanding debate in United States on whether Congress can act to curb gun violence.
“Unfortunately, reality is in our country [gun violence] getting worse and worse over in past years,” Trudeau said. “We need look only south of border with know that if we do not act decisively and quickly, it will get worse and worse and more hard to resist.”
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Many provisions of the proposed law was featured in a gun- the control bill that was introduced last year But it is not pass before the federal elections were called in August. Gun control advocates criticized his ransom program for prohibited weapons that were voluntary. Liberals vow to be stricter gun- control measures in case of re-election.
Such measures enjoy wide public support here especially in urban centers. The Liberal Party usually uses weapons as a wedge. issue during federal election campaigns by portraying his conservative counterparts as supportive of weakening gun- control measures to obtain edge.
Gun control advocates have long called for for a national ban on pistols. But some provincial and municipal officials opposed. one.
The “freeze” provided for by the proposed legislation is not a prohibition because people who already to own them could continue to own and use them. But they could only pass them on to businesses, and the chiefs of firearms were prohibited from approving the transfer. of pistols for individuals.
The bill is likely pass with in support of New Democratic Party. conservatives on Monday criticized liberal gun- control efforts, accusing them of unfairly targeting law-abiding gun owners and fail stamp adequately out smuggling of illegal weapons across borders.
“Today’s announcement can’t concentrate on root cause of gun violence in our cities: arms smuggling to Canada criminal gangs”, Raquel Dancho, conservative public safety critic said in tweet. “The prime minister had 7 years to fix this is serious issue nevertheless he continues chase headlines and bury it head in sand.”
The measures, unveiled on Monday, were taken after government 1500 stamps and models of “military style assault weapon” in 2020, after a gunman posing as a police officer was charged in rural Nova Scotia, killing 22 people including an officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, in deadliest mass shooting in the country.
government said on Monday that plans impose a mandatory buyout program to offer compensation owners of prohibited firearms. Details on in program expected this summer government looks forward to begin purchase back guns, including AR-15s, used in school attack in Texas, towards the end of in year.
“This will hard”said Marco Mendicino, Canadian public safety minister. “But we’re going to do it.
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Some measures announced On Monday, it will not require the approval of parliament, but a change in the rules.
Although mass shootings are relatively rare here compared to the United States, rate of According to Statistics Canada, gun homicides have increased since 2013. It said that the percentage of gun homicides jumped from 26 percent in from 2013 to 37 percent in 2020.
almost 60 percent of According to national statistics agency. But it says there are “a lot of gaps” in data, including on source of used firearms in crime’ and ‘whether gun used in a crime was stolen illegally acquired or smuggled into the country.”
During the hearing in a public request it year on “causes context and circumstances” of mass shooting in Nova Scotia, evidence has been presented on origin of big cache of the weapon that the assailant Gabriel Wortman had on hand during hours- a long assault.
Wortman, a dentist, did not have a firearms license and obtained his weapons illegally. The Commission heard that there were “two, possibly three” cases in which the police received information about him access to firearms. According to the testimony, little was done.
Several of weapons were tracked and delivered gun stores in near Maine. A friend there told the police that Wortman took one or more of weapon without his knowledge or permission, while he gave the shooter a Ruger P89 “as sign of gratitude” for his help with “Removing trees and other odd jobs in his house.”
AR-15 arrived from gun shop in California but Wortman first saw it in gun show in Maine and someone else bought it for his. Witnesses told the RCMP after the shooting that Wortman would take apart the firearm and roll it up. up in his truck cover a ton to ferry them across the border.