Never Enough: Canadians Press for More Gun Control, Including Total Handgun Ban

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised to give anti-gun activists what they want. (Photo: Justin Trudeau Facebook)

Despite Canada’s already strict gun control regime, anti-gun activists in the Great White North are pushing for even more gun control after they successfully lobbied for an “assault weapons” ban earlier this year.

On a call with reporters Monday, the coordinator of the anti-gun group PolySeSouvient said she’s tired of waiting for promised gun control legislation from the liberal government, and she called on Public Safety Minister Bill Blair to make good.

“We urge minister Blair to return to the gun file with force and to aim to meet his commitments without delay,” Heidi Rathjen said.

Blair, who works as part of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government, assured anti-gun activists he’s working to make their every wish come true.

“There is more to do, and we’re committed to doing it,” Blair’s spokeswoman, Mary-Liz Power, said Monday. “We will introduce legislation designed to deliver on the promises that we made to Canadians in the last election.”

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But Nicolas Johnson, who runs the pro-gun website TheGunBlog.ca, questioned Blair’s assertion that he speaks for all Canadians.

“We have to remember that the radicals pushing for even more prohibitions-confiscations in Canada’s severely regulated firearm industry are a tiny fringe with a few influential allies in media and politics,” he told GunsAmerica. “Canada has millions of families and individuals who hunt and shoot safely and responsibly. We manage millions of guns and hundreds of millions of rounds of ammo safely and responsibly 24/7/365. We are the mainstream.”

Back in May, the national government outlawed 1,500 models of what officials consider “assault-style” weapons. These rifles and pistols can no longer be legally used, sold, or imported. But the ban came via regulation rather than legislation, and PolySeSouvient wants Trudeau’s government to make the ban permanent.

The group also has a laundry list of additional demands, including ending the importation and manufacture of handguns.

Claire Smith and Ken Price, parents of a girl who was shot in Toronto in July of 2018, said at the PolySeSouvient news conference that the government should act swiftly to ban handguns nationwide.

SEE ALSO: Canadian Government Admitted in 2018 That Gun Bans Don’t Reduce Crime

“It’s been over two years since our daughter was shot,” Price said during the news conference. “And from our perspective, there has been zero legislative progress on handguns and the situation keeps getting worse.”

Along with the handgun ban, the group wants the following restrictions:

  • A system of pre-authorization for guns to ensure only new models inspected and authorized by the federal authorities can enter the Canadian market; 
  • Limit firearm magazines to five rounds;
  • Give police officers easier access to commercial sales record data to help detect bulk gun purchases; 
  • Invest significant efforts and resources in strengthening the screening and monitoring of gun-license applicants and licensed owners.

Blair has also promised imminent legislation to create a new “evergreen” framework for classification of firearms to ensure federal intentions can’t be easily overridden.

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over four years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Waco. Follow him on Instagram @bornforgoodluck and email him at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

{ 16 comments… add one }
  • Charles December 28, 2020, 8:36 pm

    I need your opinion on which would be a safer and more lucrative career choice for me:

    1) Sell guns to private citizens on the black market in Canada
    2) Become an armed robber in Canada without fear of my victims being armed.

    Both of them come with a perk. Since i will be living in Canada will be able to have sex with any woman I choose; even if she tells me “no”. What is she going to do about it? Shoot me? Not a chance.

  • Stan d. Upnow December 4, 2020, 7:36 pm

    “Hey Pa, there’s a masked man at the front door saying he wants to come in and take all our guns and gun gear.”

    “Step back, son, you’re in the line of fire.”

  • Jeffrey Wilkins December 4, 2020, 12:52 pm

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised to give anti-gun activists what they want. (Photo: Justin Trudeau Facebook) shows what side he is on by wearing a MASK!!!!

    • Stan d. Upnow December 4, 2020, 7:38 pm

      In the photo, what’s that little red thing on Trudeau’s mask? Is it a Canadian Maple Leaf, or a Hammer & Sickle?

  • Willie-O December 4, 2020, 11:13 am

    And we are about to experience (4) years of the same insanity right here in the (un)United States of America. Biden’s gun-control measures will make (Bill) Clinton look “pro-2A”.

    • Boz December 4, 2020, 12:47 pm

      4 years??? If we allow this election to be stolen and if we lose the Senate…..IT’s ALL OVER!

      They will Stack the Supreme Court, they will go to Popular Vote, Kalifornia and NY will then control ALL future elections. The 1st and 2nd Amendments will be GONE.

      We stop this NOW…..or never. That is what is at stake.

      • Stan d. Upnow December 4, 2020, 7:40 pm

        That scenario won’t happen. There will be civil war before then.

  • chris December 4, 2020, 9:37 am

    Going after the licensed gun owners, of course. Have any of the crimes they are ranting and wringing hands about been committed by licensed gun owners?

  • Pete Faz December 4, 2020, 9:26 am

    Perhaps it is time for the real Canadians to stage their own 1776

  • Bob December 4, 2020, 8:48 am

    Heidi Rathjen is Canada’s version of David Hogg.

    • Stan d. Upnow December 4, 2020, 7:43 pm

      Heidi “O’Rourke” Rathjen. But, you can call her Beta.

  • Hendrik Joseph Haan December 4, 2020, 7:33 am

    The object is to make a broad section of the public into criminals. Wholesale control of the citizens is the ultimate destination.

  • Ol' Tomcat December 3, 2020, 10:58 am

    As an ex-pat Canadian and naturalised voting citizen of the USA, I must say I’m appalled at the blatant power grab being orchestrated by a “fringe group” of Canadian citizenry. Trudeau should be ashamed of himself for caving to these special interests while his cities are under siege, much like several in the US.

    Drug sales and all of the nastiness that brings to a city is expanding in Canada’s largest cities and towns to the extent I’ve stopped going to Vancouver, BC and Toronto. I’m likely to scrub Montreal from the list as well.

    • Stan d. Upnow December 4, 2020, 7:46 pm

      Ashamed??? Obviously, you do not understand who Trudeau is, and how he and his fellow Progressive-Socialists think.

  • Dr Motown December 3, 2020, 10:23 am

    Proving once again that liberalism is a true mental illness

  • Dilligaf December 2, 2020, 2:16 pm

    Sooo canada is pretty much wanting to condemn all their citizens to death with absolutely no means to defend themselves and give criminals all the power……got it!

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