Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday that his government will present new legislation to carry out a ‘ national freeze’ on handgun ownership and stop people from buying and selling handguns anywhere in the country.
‘ The day this legislation goes into effect it will no longer be possible to buy, market, transfer or import handguns in Canada, ‘ Trudeau told reporters.
If passed, the freeze out on handguns is expected to come into force in the autumn. Canada’s public safety ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) has tabled regulatory amendments in parliament to ensure it can be implemented swiftly, according to the ministry statement.
The killing last week associated with 19 children and 2 teachers at an elementary school in Texas has fed concern about gun assault worldwide. Canada already offers significantly stronger gun ownership restrictions than its neighbors to the south.
Europe banned the sale and use of some 1, five hundred models of assault weapons, like the AR-15 rifle, two years ago. Shortly afterwards, gun supporters marched to Parliament Slope during the Canadian Coalition regarding Firearm Rights in demonstration to the ban.