Allowing cities to ban handguns 'misses the mark': Windsor mayor

Allowing cities to ban handguns 'misses the mark': Windsor mayor

He was virtually joined by Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Joël Lightbound. The tragedies we have seen in Ste-Foy and Portapique, and more recently in Toronto and Montréal, should never happen.

Data from Statistics Canada shows firearms were involved in 49 per cent of all homicides nationwide in 2019.

These measures are part of a broader firearms strategy to increase public safety and build upon previous legislation and policies already in place.

The spokesperson also said the province would rather focus its efforts "on action that makes a real impact in reducing illegal gun and gang violence", noting that law enforcement experts have repeatedly indicated that banning legal firearms doesn't meaningfully address gun violence.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was live from The Sir John A. Macdonald Building in Ottawa.

A long-promised federal gun buyback program is now being revealed. He said they would help combat intimate-partner and gender-based violence by allowing people to apply to the courts to order the removal of a person's firearm or to suspend their gun license.

Those bylaws will come with serious penalties including jail time for anyone who violates them.

Give young people the opportunities and resources they need to avoid criminal behaviour by providing funding to municipalities and Indigenous communities to support youth programs.

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They condemned the arrests of political leaders and activists as well as the military's interference with communications. They accuse Beijing of propping up the military regime and applaud Washington's actions sanctioning the military.

Additional measures to protect Canadians from gun violence include the creation of new offences for altering the cartridge magazine component of a firearm and depicting violence in firearms advertising, introducing tighter restrictions on imports of ammunition, and ensuring the prohibition of imports, exports, sales, and transfers of all replica firearms.

The federal government has announced more details about new firearms legislation coast to coast.

"Survivors, witnesses and families of victims reacted in anger and dismay to the Trudeau government's decision to backtrack on its promise to remove all newly "prohibited" assault weapons from circulation by proposing a "voluntary" buyback, as opposed to a mandatory program as was done in New Zealand and Australia in the aftermath of mass shootings with semi-automatic assault-style firearms", the PolySeSouvient group said.

Gun control advocates noted that while the proposed legislation is comprehensive, it does not go far enough.

"These risky situations can include such incidents as domestic and intimate partner violence, where a person may be suicidal or emotionally disturbed". "And where a municipality wants to do more, and where they have the support of their provincial to do more, we're prepared to support those initiatives".

Helping ensure people with a history of violence are not granted a licence to own firearms through expanded background checks that consider the applicant's lifetime history, not just the preceding five years.

Helping police trace guns used in crimes by requiring businesses to keep point-of-sale records for non-restricted firearms.

There will be adjustments to the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act under Tuesday's announcement.

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