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Sat Aug 6, 2022, 05:51 AM

Canada to ban handgun imports


Canada to ban handgun imports

By Amanda Coletta and Karina Tsui
Updated August 5, 2022 at 2:57 p.m. EDT|Published August 5, 2022 at 8:36 a.m. EDT

TORONTO — The Canadian government will ban the import of handguns, officials said Friday, the latest in a series of gun-control measures under Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Because the great majority of handguns in Canada are imported, the move effectively caps the number of such weapons already in the country at the current level without banning them outright.

The regulatory measure, announced by Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino and Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly, follows a bill introduced by the government in May to implement a “national freeze” on buying, importing, selling and transferring handguns.

Friday’s measure allows the government to impose that freeze without waiting for Parliament, which is on a summer break until September, to pass the legislation. It’s expected to come into effect in two weeks, reducing the window for gun stores to amass merchandise.


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Sat Aug 6, 2022, 07:42 AM

1. This is a good move...

it won't completely stop the import of handguns but it should reduce the number coming into Canada which is important.

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