Gun stores in Canada have seen handguns fly off the shelves, and many have sold out completely after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the Gun Control Act would freeze all handgun purchases.
In what appears to be a seismic political backfire, Canadian gun shops have reported a massive surge in handgun sales after the country’s leftist Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced he would introduce gun control laws that would completely freeze the import and sale of this class of firearm.
Many stores across the country have reportedly now sold out of all pistols, despite the country already having extremely restrictive laws that can make buying a handgun annoyingly difficult.
According to a report by AFP, every gun shop owner who spoke to the agency openly mocked Trudeau’s statement that he would ban the sale of handguns, while saying they had all seen a massive spike in handgun sales since he made the last announcement Week.
“We have sold 100 handguns, or almost all of our inventory, in the last three days since the Prime Minister announced the freeze,” said That Hunting Store co-owner Jen Lavigne, before stressing that the ban would only “do legal harm.” Gun Owners”.
Another store owner, Josko Kovic of DoubleTap Sports, said the Liberal Party leader’s announcement “created a panic” and that “people are now rushing out to buy handguns.”
“Almost all stores are sold out, including me,” Kovic noted, with AFP also reporting that many gun stores saw queues outside just hours after Trudeau’s anti-gun statement and that many sold their entire inventory of handguns in one affair on days.
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The increase in handgun sales in Canada took place despite the fact that this class of firearm is extremely difficult to purchase in the country and potential owners must obtain multiple character references and signatures from their partners, in addition to obtaining a license and passing a rigorous background check.
according to a news week Articles on the subject also require handgun owners by law to register their newly acquired firearms with the local police force before they are even allowed to take the gun home.
However, none of these draconian restrictions seem to be enough for Justin Trudeau, who announced he has introduced new legislation to Parliament that would completely freeze the sale and import of pistols across Canada.
“This means that it will no longer be possible to buy, sell, transfer or import handguns anywhere in Canada,” the left-wing prime minister said, while seemingly citing mass shootings across the United States to justify the ban.
Trudeau also claimed that “while gun violence is a complex problem,” the “math” of the problem shows that “the fewer guns there are in our communities, the safer everyone will be.”
This is despite the fact that Chicago had a handgun ban in the United States from 1982 to 2010 and the number of homicides has only increased during that period.
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