Justin Trudeau’s New Gun Law

On Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has introduced a new bill to parliament to stop the import, purchase and sale of handguns along with preventing their transfer across Canadian boarders.

“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,” Prime Minister Trudeau said and added, “As we see gun violence continue to rise, it is our duty to keep taking action,” broadcaster CBC reports.

This new bill will also include other plans to stop illegal gun smuggling and implement a “red flag” law that will allow law enforcement in Canada to force gun owners to give up their firearms if they are considered a danger to themselves or others.

Trudeau claimed that even though the majority of all Canadians are responsible gun owners, there is no reason anyone in Canada needs to own a gun other than for sport shooting & hunting.

Trudeau is also asking that all magazines for rifles and other long guns to be permanently altered so that they are unable to hold more than five rounds at a time and larger capacity magazines will be made illegal to sell or transfer to another party.

This new bill will be the second major gun restriction introduced by the Trudeau government and comes after the banning of 1,500 different firearms in 2020, including rifles described as “assault rifles” by former Public Safety Minister Bill Blair.

“These weapons were designed for one purpose and one purpose only: to kill the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time,” Trudeau said in 2020 and added, “There is no use and no place for such weapons in Canada.”