Guns are only for hunting and target practice, but should never be used for self-defense, claimed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this past week as he continued his odd crusade against any and all firearms.
While he has been pushing for a widespread law attempting to halt the sale, purchase, or transfer of any type of handgun across Canada, Trudeau stated to the Pod Save America podcast that his country is going to be taking an entirely different viewpoint regarding firearms than the one held by its neighbor to the south. In the interview, Trudeau fundamentally claimed that no person in Canada should have the right to defend their family, themselves, or their property by using a firearm.
“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,” claimed Trudeau. “That’s not a right that you have in the Constitution or anywhere else.”
“You can’t use a gun for self-protection in Canada. It’s not a right that you have,” says Trudeau.
Criminals could potentially harm you and your family with ILLEGAL guns, but YOU, law-abiding citizen, do not have the right to defend yourself with a LEGAL gun. pic.twitter.com/Lt4oS24TiU
— Roberto Wakerell-Cruz ✝️ (@Robertopedia) June 10, 2022
The proposed firearms freeze and ban that are now being looked at by legislators in Ottawa is Canada’s “most ambitious attempt yet to restrict access to firearms in this country,” claimed a report from the CBC.
Trudeau put forth this new measure near the end of last month directly after the tragic shooting event in Uvalde, Texas, that ended in the deaths of 19 children and two teachers. Despite the fact that this attack was instigated by an 18-year-old loner carrying an AR-15 rifle, it seemed to set off a chain reaction leading to the calls for extreme gun control, including handguns. Despite the timing, Trudeau claimed that the incident in Texas was not a factor at all in this recent crusade he has started in regards to gun control.
“There’s this sense that Canada responded to the shooting in Texas by suddenly turning around and banning guns,” exclaimed Trudeau. “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.”
This recent measure, with Trudeau’s backing, would allow anyone who currently owns a handgun to keep it but would set a hard cap on the number of handguns currently in circulation across Ottawa.
Back in 2010, Trudeau issued a warning against any gun control measures, claiming that requirements to get them registered were just the preliminary steps in moving to take those guns away from the public. Even then, however, he only made reference to them as told for hunting, and not for self-defense.
“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,” stated Trudeau.
Blackface Trudeau had a different view on guns not too long ago. https://t.co/ZGl7BT3bjt
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) June 9, 2022
“The Trudeau government must stop punishing law-abiding gun owners and keep their hands off our guns,” stated the petition.