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Canada Introduces Freeze On Gun Ownership

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced his government will introduce new legislation to implement a ‘national freeze’ on handgun ownership Recent gun violence in Canada is increasing.

The day this legislation goes into effect it will no longer be possible to buy, sell and transfer handguns in Canada. Citizens, will be protected from self-inflicted gun wounds.

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Canada Introduces Freeze On Gun Ownership

The handgun freeze would contain exceptions, including for elite sports shooters, Olympic athletes, and security guards. Canadians who already own handguns would be allowed to keep them.

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The new laws would also ban some toys that look like real guns, such as airsoft rifles. Last week Toronto police shot and killed a man carrying a pellet gun. 

Because they look the same as real firearms, police need to treat them as if they are real. This has led to tragic consequences,” Justice Minister David Lametti told reporters.

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Canada Introduces Freeze On Gun Ownership

Tom Stamatakis, president of the Canadian Police Association, welcomed some of the moves, such as the “red flag” provisions in the case of domestic violence, and said he would like more information on enforcement and resources for measures such as the handgun freeze.

You cannot distinguish between what’s a replica firearm and what’s a real firearm, particularly when these incidences involving replica firearms occur often in very dynamic, quickly evolving circumstances

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