Justin Trudeau Freezes Handgun Sales and Purchases in Canada
'In other words, we’re capping the market'
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced he will freeze sales and purchases of handguns in the wake of the recent shootings in the U.S.
As Reuters reported:
“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," Trudeau said.
The ban not only freezes handgun sales and purchases but also impacts magazine capacity and prohibits some toy guns.
CNN quoted Trudeau saying:
“What this means is that it will no longer be possible to buy, sell, transfer or import handguns anywhere in Canada.”
“In other words, we’re capping the market.”
“Gun violence is a complex problem, but at the end of the day the math is really quite simple: The fewer the guns in our communities, the safer everyone will be.”
As Breitbart noted:
Chicago had a handgun ban from 1982 til 2010. During that time, homicide numbers skyrocketed as only criminals had guns.
For example, the Chicago Police Department reported there were 850 homicides in 1993.
That is nearly 100 more homicides in 1993 than CNN’s figure of 762 homicides in 2016. Moreover, the Chicago Police Department shows there were 930 homicides in 1994; 921 homicides in 1991; and a startling 940 homicides in 1992.
As Neon Nettle reported earlier this week:
Shares of a number of firearm and ammunition manufacturers have soared in the wake of the tragic shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24.
According to The Washington Post, Smith & Wesson Brands stock rose 8.4 percent in the two days following the shooting incident, which left 19 children and two adults dead.
Shares of Sturm, Ruger & Co., the largest U.S. gun manufacturer by market cap, jumped around 5.7 percent, and ammunition maker Olin 3.8 percent.
Meanwhile, Ammo Inc. stock surged more than 12 percent in the wake of the shooting.
Biden condemned gun laws in America in a White House address a day after the Uvalde, while calling on lawmakers to “stand up to a mighty” gun lobby
“When in God’s name will we do what needs to be done to, if not completely stop, fundamentally change the amount of the carnage that goes on in this country?” Biden said.