“This means that it will no longer be possible to buy, sell, transfer or import handguns anywhere in Canada,” Trudeau said at a news conference.
“In other words we are limiting the market,” he said.
If passed, the new anti-gun law would cure gun trafficking and smuggling “by increasing maximum criminal penalties and providing more tools for law enforcement to investigate firearms crimes,” Trudeau said.
The new law would also require that long gun magazines “never” exceed five rounds.
“Gun violence is a complex problem, but at the end of the day the math is actually quite simple: the less guns we have in our communities, the safer it is,” the prime minister said.
Trudeau said that while most gun owners use their handguns safely and by law, “we don’t need assault-style weapons designed to kill the greatest number of people in the shortest amount of time.” Had gone.”
According to the release, the number of registered handguns in the country grew by 71 percent between 2010 and 2020 to nearly 1.1 million.