Alberta Premier Smith Plans ‘Push Back Strategy’ on Trudeau’s Gun Confiscations
TheGunBlog.ca — Alberta Premier Danielle Smith outlined a “push back strategy” yesterday against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s mass gun confiscations and other “intrusions.”
She summarized her plans in a memo to cabinet that she shared on her personal Twitter account.
- “One of my priorities as Premier is to ensure Alberta’s freedoms and interests are protected from federal intrusions.”
- “On major policy issues, our government will be discussing a push back strategy to address issues such as the federal oil and gas emissions cap, fertilizer reductions, and the firearms confiscation program.”
- “Also, there may be cases where Alberta will seek to opt out of new federal programs if they are not in Alberta’s best interest.”
Why It Matters
- Including Trudeau’s confiscations as a “major policy issue” suggests Smith considers it a priority to defend honest firearm users.
- The premier is pursuing her predecessor, Jason Kenney, in positioning Alberta as the strongest provincial force against Trudeau’s political and regulatory attacks.
- Alberta standing up for responsible citizens is inspiring people across Canada.
- Trudeau ordered the mass confiscation of many popular rifles and shotguns from government-licensed firearm owners in May 2020, and he has promised to expand the forced seizures. He also ordered forced handgun confiscations to begin last week.
- Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and New Brunswick oppose Trudeau’s assaults on government-licensed firearm users.
- No province has publicly supported Trudeau’s crackdowns.
Smith Memo on ‘Federal Engagement’
Source: Danielle Smith on Twitter