Trudeau Hints At Total Handgun Ban For Canada
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is again flirting with the idea of a total handgun and assault weapon ban in the country — insisting that would “counter the violence” on Canadian streets.
As CTV News reports, Trudeau was speaking to Montreal radio station 98.5 FM Thursday when he again suggested he is prepared to legislate a full ban. Canada already has some of the toughest gun control legislation in the world and very few of its citizens legally own handguns.
“We are currently reflecting on how we are going to do better to counter the violence caused by handguns and assault weapons, yes,” Trudeau told the radio station. “What’s happening is unacceptable.”
Ontario Premier Doug Ford has ridiculed Trudeau’s correlation between safe streets and a handgun ban: he pointed to the results of gun control in Chicago as evidence it doesn’t work.