Canadian PM Trudeau Unilaterally Claims 'Ban' On Handgun Sales & Transfers

P. Gardner Goldsmith | November 1, 2022
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Taking a page from his beloved communist template of China, the Great Leader of Canada, a.k.a. Justin Trudeau, on October 21 officially announced his unilateral claim to “ban” handgun transfers across all of the Great White North.

I write “claim” because prohibition doesn’t stop demand or trade of the prohibited thing or service, so, while he can claim a “ban,” Trudeau could have looked at Canadian history to see that his ban of “legal transfers” actually won’t stop the Canadian gun trade. And I write “his beloved communist template of China” because Trudeau in 2013 appeared to entertain a gaggle of insensate wine-sipping ladies with his grin-filled admiration for Chinese authoritarianism. And I write that also because, beginning in 1935, the Chinese government forbade many firearms, ramping up in 1966 as mass-killer Mao began his second stage of the Cultural Revolution, and as he increased of the size and murderous activity of the Red Army/Red Guard.

It might not come as a surprise to see Trudeau reacquaint Canadians with his charming tyrannical mentality. After all, it was he who, in January, unilaterally suspended the Canadian Charter of Rights by claiming “Emergency Powers” he did not have. It was Trudeau who forbade travel between provinces, locked bank accounts of Trucker Protest supporters, and promoted legal indemnification for banks that did the same should they discover any customers supporting the truckers. It was Trudeau who forced pro-trucker Ottawa businesses to close, and sent cops into the streets of the Canadian capitol to trample beneath horse hooves rally attendees, all in a manner that flouted the 1988 “Emergencies Act,” dismissed the Charter of Rights (which STILL supersedes the “Emergencies Act”), and preempted the Parliamentary procedure for so-called “emergencies.”

Indeed, it was Trudeau who did all of this before the legislative branch even VOTED on a so-called “emergency,” and, as was revealed two weeks ago, he did so even as internal Department of Public Safety documents reported that there was no evidence of violence from Freedom Convoy participants outside the Canadian Parliament.

So, his newest try at tyranny might not be surprising to those who study him or who already have experienced his brand of Canadian hospitality. This time, he’s taking a page from the tyranny textbooks of Donald Trump and Joe Biden, using “Executive power” again to unilaterally declare his “handgun ban.”

In his tax-funded announcement about the “ban” entitled “Freezing the Market on Handguns,” Trudeau and his gang told their serf-like population many notable things, the first being this whopper:

“Fewer guns mean safer communities.” 

Which is precisely the opposite of reality, shown over and over again, in statistics such as the FBI Uniform Crime Report Database (where, for example, violent crime is shown to have steadily decreased from 2007 through 2011, even as gun ownership skyrocketed during that period, and where the trend was shown to have continued as the FBI kept watching the numbers.)

The Trudeau Administration goes on to say:

“Handguns are the weapon of choice in most firearm-related crimes, which is why limiting the number of handguns is a critical part of our plan to protect Canadians from gun violence.”

Yet, as Ryan McMaken notes, for the Mises Institute:

“Canada enjoyed very low homicide rates during the 1950s and 1960s.  However, from 1967 to 1977, the homicide rate nearly doubled from 1.66 per 100,000 to 3.0 per 100,000. This decade of growth in homicide rates followed the 1969 bill "C-150" which created new categories of restricted and prohibited firearms, while granting police the power to ‘pre-emptively’ seize privately owned firearms from persons who were deemed a danger to society by the state.”

But, far be it for anyone to be critical of Justin Trudeau, after all, he can make a room full of ladies vacantly nod and chuckle, even as he praises a communist dictator.

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How can we possibly slam the guy for his anti-rights attitude, or for the fact that Justin is taking “action” before any legislation actually is passed?

Back in May, the gun-grab bill C-21 was proposed as a purported “response” to the Uvalde school shooting, a move that my friend, YouTube researcher and pro-liberty commentator Liberty Doll notes as odd not only because it’s tyrannical, but since the Uvalde shooting happened when a criminally minded aggressor entered a “gun-free” zone, and then police (the kinds of people Trudeau wants to make the only ones with guns) didn’t intervene for a shocking stretch of time.

“The bill isn’t even out of committee, hasn’t reached their Senate, and isn’t even halfway through the process to become a law, but Trudeau wants a gun ban, and he wants it now. I’d like to say that that must be a Canadian thing and that we don’t do things like that here (in the US), but… that’s what unconstitutional Executive Orders are for.”

She also notes that in 2020, Trudeau banned over 1,500 types of “assault style” firearms “while everyone else was paying attention to COVID.”

And there’s this, offered by the Trudeau government:

“Bill C-21 proposes further measures to keep guns out of the wrong hands like revoking the firearms licences of those involved in acts of domestic violence or criminal harassment…”

“Involved in…?” What about "Convicted OF?" If someone is deemed safe enough to be out of prison, that person has a right to armed self-defense, to ownership of arms.

And when it comes to “criminal harassment” does that now include things such as not using the correct pronouns, as ordained by Trudeau’s government in 2017 with the passage of their draconian speech policing bill C-16?

Again. Heartfelt apologies to the ladies who might have been charmed in that 2013 Trudeau love-fest…

Justin’s team continues in their press release that the government is:

“…continuing to fight gun smuggling and trafficking, and providing law enforcement more tools to investigate firearms crimes.”

In fact, they note:

“Since 2016, the Government of Canada has invested almost $1 billion to address gun violence and keep guns out of the hands of gangs and criminals, including supporting work to crack down on gun smuggling at our border.

These investments are already making a difference. Last year, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) made a record number of gun seizures at the border.”


But… How come there’s gun smuggling?

In other words, the already established bans have led to massive black markets.

How completely unexpected.

And this brings up a little personal experience…

In 1996, I lived in Vancouver, working in the script department of a television series. As a way to learn more about Canada, I used to listen to one of their all-news stations, 1170-AM. Of course, I’m not a smoker – of anything, but I knew that Canada had a much higher tax on cigarettes than the U.S. (both federal and state taxes, combined) did at the time.

And I vividly recall the radio reports about courageous and heroic Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) busting “black market cigarette smugglers” near the border.

God forbid people actually buy something they want without the gub-ment getting its Mafia-cut.

It was a soft example, but yet another example, of how prohibition (even via increasing the cost of legal purchase) leads to smuggling.

So Trudeau is not only flouting the Canadian legislative process, he’s flouting logic and crime data.

And, most of all, he’s flouting human rights.

Is that shocking?

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