Trudeau announces bill to ‘freeze’ handgun ownership in Canada: ‘We’re capping the market’

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau previewed a “dystopian future” for Canada on Monday, announcing a proposed ban on the sale, transfer, and importation of all handguns nationwide, stripping citizens of their means of self-defense.

The leftist Canadian leader made the announcement during a press conference and adamantly stated that the country’s citizens have no business carrying guns without the explicit intent to hunt with them or use them for sport.

“Two years ago, our government banned 1,500 models of assault-style weapons,” he intoned. Then Trudeau listed weapons that are now banned in Canada.

“We also expanded background checks to keep firearms out of the wrong hands. We did it because it is what responsible leadership required us to do. And now, as we see gun violence continue to rise, it is our duty to keep taking action,” the prime minister proclaimed.

“Today, we’re moving forward. 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,” Trudeau declared.

“In other words, we’re capping the market on handguns,” he stated, indicating that Canada would go the way of Australia on guns with confiscation becoming a potential threat to armed citizens there.

“We recognize that the vast majority of gun owners use them safely and in accordance with the law, but other than using firearms for sport shooting and hunting, there is no reason anyone in Canada should need guns in their everyday lives,” Trudeau said, according to the CBC.

“We need only look south of the border to know that if we do not take action firmly and rapidly it gets worse and worse and gets more difficult to counter,” he charged.

His wording eerily echoes that of President Joe Biden, who commented on Monday that 9 mm handguns are a threat in America that has to be addressed. He posited that there is no “rational basis” for such high-caliber weapons for self-protection, bluntly calling for a ban on them.

If the bill gets through the House of Commons, any Canadian found to be illegally in possession of a handgun could go to prison for up to 14 years. According to the CBC, the Uvalde, Texas massacre is being used as a pretense to shove through gun control.

“The legislation comes after a number of mass shootings in the United States, including a recent shooting at an elementary school that killed 19 children and two adults in Uvalde, Texas. Trudeau said in response to the massacre that Canadians are ‘remarkably united’ in wanting to reduce gun violence at home,” the CBC reported.

“Prior to the presentation of the bill, the House unanimously voted in favor of a motion expressing its horror at the Uvalde shooting and condolences to the family, friends, and communities of the victims,” the Canadian media outlet continued.

Canadian Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino announced that a mandatory buyback program for “assault-style weapons” will also go into effect later this year if the bill passes and called it Canada’s “most significant action on gun violence in a generation,” according to Fox News.

“The first AR-15s and other assault-style firearms will start to be bought back by the end of this year,” Mendicino asserted. “It’s going to be hard, but we’re going to get it done.”

The legislation will also create new red flag laws that will allow courts to seize guns and suspend licenses of those who could potentially pose a threat to themselves or others. Magazines that hold more than five rounds will also be banned.

Representative Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) warned on Twitter, “The dystopian future Trudeau is manifesting in Canada is coming to America if U.S. citizens don’t get involved.”

“The U.S. Constitution is a gift from God. A bulwark against despotism. A unique advantage for Americans. The basis of American exceptionalism. Will it hold?” Representative Dan Bishop (R-N.C.) tweeted.

Representative Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) wrote, “The True North strong and (less) free…” mocking the Canadian national anthem in regards to the stripping of gun rights.

Robby Starbuck, who is running for the House of Representatives in Tennessee, wrote. “Don’t let any leftist tell you that they’ll stop at AR-15’s. They won’t. Just look at Canada. In 2020 they banned AR-15’s. Two years and three weeks later they’re banning handguns too. This is the Dem’s plan. Don’t let them gaslight you. Our 2nd Amendment rights shall not be infringed!”

Chris Palombi (R-Md.) tweeted, “O Canada… Trudeau is turning our neighbors to the north into a totalitarian dictatorship. Just wait until the slippery slope continues and they begin seizing guns… Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

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