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Canada to freezing market on handguns

By Caribbean News Global fav

BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada – Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has announced the national freeze on the sale, purchase, and transfer of handguns comes into effect.

“From now on, people cannot buy, sell, or transfer handguns within Canada, and they cannot bring newly acquired handguns into the country,” said the press release from the prime minister’s office – communications. “Fewer guns mean safer communities. That’s why the government of Canada is implementing some of the strongest gun control measures in a generation. Handguns are the weapon of choice in most firearm-related crimes, which is why limiting the number of handguns is a critical part of our plan to protect Canadians from gun violence.”

A national handgun freeze was first announced alongside Bill C-21, the strongest gun control measures in over 40 years, in May 2022. While the bill continues to be debated in parliament, we are taking immediate action through regulations to keep Canadians safe.

“The national handgun freeze is part of the government’s comprehensive plan to tackle gun violence. We have already banned over 1,500 types of assault-style firearms and have strengthened our gun control laws to expand background checks. Bill C-21 proposes further measures to keep guns out of the wrong hands like revoking the firearms licences of those involved in acts of domestic violence or criminal harassment, continuing to fight gun smuggling and trafficking, and providing law enforcement more tools to investigate firearms crimes.”

Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, said:

“Our government is taking Canada’s most significant action on gun violence in a generation. We made a commitment to Canadians that we would act – and we are. The national freeze will tackle the alarming role of handguns in crime, gender-based violence, and more. We are using all tools at our disposal to fight gun violence and will not rest until all Canadians feel safe in their communities.”

One life taken by gun violence is one too many. We will continue to work with provinces, territories, Indigenous communities, and municipalities to keep Canadians safe. We will continue to do whatever it takes to keep guns out of our communities and build a safer country, for everyone.

Prime minister, Trudeau said:

“Canadians have the right to feel safe in their homes, in their schools, and in their places of worship. With handgun violence increasing across Canada, it is our duty to take urgent action to remove these deadly weapons from our communities. [Today], we’re keeping more guns out of our communities, and keeping our kids safe.”

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