Trudeau Renews Pledge of Mass Gun Bans, To Address Parliament
TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau renewed his election promise to ban guns from hundreds of thousands of families who use firearms for hunting, sport shooting and on farms and ranches.
He will speak to the House of Commons in Ottawa tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.
Today’s Speech from the Throne to outline government priorities shared Trudeau’s newest smear against the 2.2 million men and women with a federal firearm Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL). Demonizing PAL holders is a favourite tactic of the prime minister and his Liberal Party.
The speech lumped together safe and responsible firearm users with the gangs, robbers and drug dealers causing violence and crime.
Throne Speech Quote (Bold Added)
Year after year, headline after headline, Canadians have seen firsthand the devastating effects of gun violence. Too many lives lost, too many families shattered. It is time to show courage, and strengthen gun control.
The Government will crack down on gun crime, banning military-style assault rifles and taking steps to introduce a buy-back program. Municipalities and communities that want to ban handguns will be able to do so. And the Government will invest to help cities fight gang-related violence.
Source: Speech From the Throne
The Speech from the Throne is written by the prime minister’s office. Governor General Julie Payette presented it this afternoon, following the Oct. 21 election that handed Trudeau a second term.
The Speech from the Throne is a tradition that dates back hundreds of years and marks the opening of a new parliament. Learn more about this special ceremony: https://t.co/x2bJsqD8wS #SenCA #cdnpoli #cdnhist #monarchy pic.twitter.com/8jiSJlDK7i
— Senate of Canada (@SenateCA) December 2, 2019
Trudeau campaigned on promises for the biggest gun bans against PAL holders in Canadian history:
- Order the surrender of about 250,000 rifles within two years, in exchange for payment. He called the mainly “Non-restricted” hunting and sporting models “military-style assault rifles.”
- Help municipalities expel licensed handgun owners through new prohibitions and restrictions.
All guns are banned already for anyone without a permit. Failing to obey a prohibition or confiscation order can lead to jail.
House of Commons Speech
The prime minister’s agenda says he will speak to the House of Commons tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. for the 30th anniversary of the shooting massacre at Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique.
- An attacker killed 14 women on Dec. 6, 1989, then shot himself dead.
- Reports suggest nobody fought back.
- Nathalie Provost, a student at the time who now campaigns for gun bans, opposed the assailant verbally in one of the only recorded challenges against him. She suffered gunshot wounds.
- The Liberal government of 1995 immortalized the mass murderer by passing new laws inspired by him.
- Trudeau supports an activist group inspired by the Polytechnique slaughter. The group promotes a victim mindset and campaigns to keep honest women and men disarmed and defenceless.
Polytechnique victim was pro-gun, says brother Claude Colgan http://t.co/ZeYZpHjMcZ pic.twitter.com/zODQOGUXrU
— CBC Canadian News (@CBCCanada) December 6, 2014
No Legitimacy, No Enforcement, No Compliance
Any move against lawful Canadians will face challenges.
- Police leaders across the country oppose gun bans.
- Legal specialists question the constitutionality of handing federal powers to municipalities.
- Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario are among provinces that oppose bans and support hunters and sport shooters.
- The government hasn’t said how it will inform millions of people across the country to enforce new confiscations and prohibitions.
- Canada’s gun laws are complex, confusing and controversial. New restrictions have historically resulted in low compliance.