It’s all about politics for the Trudeau government.
A day after audio released showing RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki seemed to be trying to push the Liberal agenda on gun policy, the Liberals have implemented their handgun ‘freeze’ on law-abiding gun owners.
Here’s what Justin Trudeau said on Twitter:
“Update: People can no longer buy, sell, or transfer handguns within Canada – and they cannot bring newly acquired handguns into the country.”
Update: People can no longer buy, sell, or transfer handguns within Canada – and they cannot bring newly acquired handguns into the country.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) October 21, 2022
The government added more detail in an official statement:
“The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today 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.
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.”
Of course, this is a ‘ban’, not a ‘freeze.’
And it will do nothing to reduce crime.
It targets only those who are already following the law, and we know that law-abiding Canadian gun owners are not the source of gun crime in this country.
Meanwhile, gangs will continue smuggling guns into the country and using illegal handguns in crimes.
The Liberals have reduced sentences for those who use guns in violent crimes and continually underfunded the border security that would be needed to crack down on illegal gun smuggling, thus demonstrating that their focus is on punishing and restricting law-abiding people even as they coddle criminals and those who are actually putting Canadians at risk.
All about politics
For the Liberals, this is all about politics.
They feel that their base in urban areas want to see gun bans, and the Liberals know that very few law-abiding gun owners support the Liberal Party.
So, they see it as a chance to pretend they are doing something about gun crime, while punishing those who vote against them.
This hurts everyone in the country, because it deepens political divides while allowing crime to run rampant under the soft-on-criminals policies of Trudeau and his ilk.
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