Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is continuing his crusade against guns in Canada, declaring that citizens do not have the right to use guns to defend themselves.
“We have a culture where the difference is: Guns can be used for hunting or for sport shooting in Canada – and there are lots of gun owners, and they’re mostly law-respecting and law-abiding – but you can’t use a gun for self-protection in Canada,” Trudeau said. “That’s not a right that you have in the Constitution or anywhere else.”
Trudeau is trying to get a ban passed on the sale, purchase or transfer of handguns in the wake of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas that killed 19 students and two teachers.
Trudeau claimed that the ban wasn’t related to the Texas shooting.
Seven years’ work
“There’s this sense that Canada responded to the shooting in Texas by suddenly turning around and banning guns,” Trudeau said. “But we’ve been working on this for seven years … We’ve had a lot of setbacks … but since we got elected seven years ago, we’ve been steadily working on strengthening gun control.”
Under Trudeau’s plan, people who already own handguns could keep them, but no new ones would be added.
“This is a concrete and real national measure that will go a long way towards keeping Canadians safe,” Trudeau said.
Only 12 years ago in 2010, Trudeau said he was against gun control measures and defended Canadians’ rights to have guns.
“Here in Canada, we have a culture that has grown up with guns and it respects the need to go out into the wilderness and shoot things from time to time,” Trudeau said at the time.
Trudeau has embraced all sorts of totalitarian ideas in recent years, however.
When truckers protested in his capital over COVID protocols, Trudeau froze their bank accounts and threatened to arrest them in order to break up the protests.
When freedom is not a priority, totalitarianism is always the result.