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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made an announcement on Monday regarding his government’s plans to introduce new legislation aimed at implementing a ‘national freeze’ on handgun ownership, Your Content has learned.
The objective is to curtail the buying and selling of handguns throughout the entire country. The proposed bill is set to be enacted this autumn.
In addition to this new measure, Canada already has existing initiatives in place to prohibit 1,500 types of military-style firearms.
Moreover, the Canadian government intends to launch a mandatory buyback program commencing at the end of 2022.
The timing of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s introduction of this legislation is notable, occurring only six days after the tragic mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas.
Furthermore, the bill encompasses provisions that would facilitate the revocation of gun licenses from individuals involved in domestic violence or criminal harassment.
To ensure stricter regulations, rifle magazines will undergo permanent modifications to restrict their capacity to a maximum of five rounds.
Additionally, a ban on the sale and transfer of large-capacity magazines under the Criminal Code is scheduled for introduction in the upcoming fall, according to NBC.