Canada's ban on importing handguns will begin Aug. 19, says minister

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Canadian Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino and Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly announced Friday that the government’s ban on the import of handguns will begin in Aug. 19 and last until Parliament is able to vote on legislation tabled in May.

The government tabled gun control legislation in May that includes a national freeze on the importation, purchase, sale and transfer of handguns in Canada. That law did not pass before Parliament took its summer break, and is set to be debated again when MPs return to Ottawa in the fall.

Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly also spoke about the temporary ban, saying she has the authority to ban any import or export permit in Canada. The ban will also prevent businesses from importing handguns into Canada, with a few exceptions that mirror those in legislation tabled in May.

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13 comments

Team Tryxgg August 6, 2022 - 1:47 AM

Smart move! Return of Coved19/Freedom Convoy and an economic recession will bring violence to Canada this winter.

dave calkins August 6, 2022 - 1:48 AM

HAVE TO TAKE GUNS , SO YOU CANNOT PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THEM….

Jay Sun August 6, 2022 - 1:49 AM

great business opportunity for firearm smuggler

Lunar Wuffy August 6, 2022 - 1:51 AM

Great, you're going to stop more guns from entering the country. What are you going to do about the ones already here?

Brian Dykeman August 6, 2022 - 1:51 AM

Think it will stop the criminals ? Be afraid people

antique futuristic August 6, 2022 - 1:52 AM

This will do nothing to curb the gun violence because all the guns involved in shootouts are “illegal”

Zion August 6, 2022 - 1:53 AM

Its just more business for our southern neighbor.

Rommer Orquiza Chu August 6, 2022 - 1:54 AM

So our law enforcers and military will not get any handguns anymore?

cma wpg August 6, 2022 - 1:54 AM

Trudy is the best gun salesman

Colonel. H . Stinkmeanner August 6, 2022 - 1:54 AM

Ah yes!! Criminals will now stop purchasing ILLEGALLY smuggled handguns to commit crimes. Good one guys!!! The only people who believe this crap are the ones who live in big cities without a damn clue about Canadian firearm laws.

Derek McNulty August 6, 2022 - 1:56 AM

Morons. Crooks are not buying guns

T J August 6, 2022 - 1:56 AM

what about competition users? they just ruined the whole sport

Youniverse August 6, 2022 - 1:58 AM

Since when do criminals follow laws?