Canada bans 1,500 types of assault firearms YES!

Rain Man

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Mostly suicides and our suicide rate is similar to yours.

Which can only lead one to conclude that the USA has generally better mental health but the firearms drag our suicide rate up to be like yours. Or maybe gun laws don't have a damn thing to do with suicide rates, as the many countries with strict gun laws and high suicide rates show.
Not according to this: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7192495/.  Looks like Canada's suicide rate is 20-30% lower.  The paper suggests reduction in availability of firearms to a level similar to Canada might result in the US rate being 25-30% lower.

 
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Ishmael

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Looks like this was a little more organized than, simple drug addicts,
Balaklava's, body armor, bulletproof vests, high-power assault rifles.
Car with explosives in it.

More like a scene from a heist movie.

It will be interesting to see who these guys were, and what happened to the 3rd guy?
The third guy was a rumour.
 

Mike in Seattle

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,, the pharmacy should have put up a sternly worded sign ,,


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, , it would never even have happened .
 

Zonker

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How's the program to round up the battlefield .22's of those responsible going?
Not sure about the buyback program progress. You can read the press release about other efforts. Regulations are planned for Fall 2022.

https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2022/05/30/further-strengthening-our-gun-control-laws

Some highlights:
  • Implementing a national freeze on handguns to prevent individuals from bringing newly acquired handguns into Canada and from buying, selling, and transferring handguns within the country.
  • Taking away the firearms licenses of those involved in acts of domestic violence or criminal harassment, such as stalking.
  • Fighting gun smuggling and trafficking by increasing criminal penalties, providing more tools for law enforcement to investigate firearms crimes, and strengthening border security measures.
  • Addressing intimate partner violence, gender-based violence, and self-harm involving firearms by creating a new “red flag” law that would enable courts to require that individuals considered a danger to themselves or others surrender their firearms to law enforcement
In addition to this new legislation, the Government of Canada will require long-gun magazines to be permanently altered so they can never hold more than five rounds and will ban the sale and transfer of large capacity magazines under the Criminal Code
  • Going forward, we will also ensure military-style assault weapons are automatically prohibited when they enter the market. We will continue working to ensure any new weapons that fit the definition of assault-style weapon are captured.
 

Pertinacious Tom

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Because Tom worries that the Canadian government has not moved fast enough - more details on government gun buyback program

CTV News. Proposed buyback program

OTTAWA -
The federal government is proposing $1,337 in compensation for turning in an AR-15 rifle under a mandatory buyback program. Public Safety Canada has released a price list detailing how much money owners of banned firearms can expect to get under the program. At the higher end of the scale, forfeiting a Swiss Arms SG550 could net an owner $6,209.
The takings program was announced over two years ago.

"Today’s proposed price list represents another step towards getting these dangerous firearms out of Canadian communities while ensuring current owners are compensated fairly," said Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino.


A separate compensation model for businesses that participate in the buyback program is being developed.


An amnesty is in place until Oct. 30, 2023, to protect lawful owners of the now-prohibited firearms from criminal liability while they take steps to comply with the law.
And those gun owners may continue endangering Canadians until at least October of next year, assuming that isn't pushed back further.

Assuming, as grabbers do, that those gun owners are really endangering Canadians, it would seem to me that more urgency could be applied.

Our grabbers are more convincing, declaring the dangerous property a public nuisance and not offering any compensation at all in our ongoing confiscation programs.
 

Ishmael

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More good news.

The Canadian government will ban the import of handguns into the country, officials said Friday, the latest in a series of gun-control measures to be implemented under Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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The move, announced by Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino and Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly, follows a bill introduced by the government in May to implement a “national freeze” on buying, importing, selling and transferring handguns.

The regulatory measure announced Friday allows the government to impose that freeze without waiting for Parliament, which is on a summer break until September, to pass that legislation. It’s expected to come into effect in two weeks, reducing the window for gun stores to amass merchandise.

Because the great majority of handguns in Canada are imported, Mendicino and Joly said, it effectively caps the number of such weapons already in the country at the current level without banning them outright.

Gifted link so anyone can read it:
https://wapo.st/3Jy8jOU
 

Pertinacious Tom

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I am talking about criminals here in Canada. Rich or poor. Poor criminals won't be able to afford black market guns.

Canada banning handguns has nothing to do with US gun rights. Unless you're worried about us setting a bad example.
Oh. Gotcha. Not sure why that was in a thread about our second amendment then.

There is a thread about Canada's ban on battlefield .22's and other weapons of war.

So far, you don't seem to be setting any example to speak of. Or have the confiscations started and I didn't notice?

I think attempting to disarm a bunch of people who never committed a crime and are unlikely to ever do so is a bad example. I expect you'll get about the cooperation that "you must like murderers so you have to give up your property" usually gets, and deserves.
 

Mike in Seattle

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#offthestreets


I am truely hoping that someone can show me this is some kind of joke.


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Mike in Seattle

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Considering Canuckistan's clown show , evidenced in my post 597,,

I was shocked to find this.

'(It's) overreach into the lives of law-abiding firearms owners ... this is politically motivated confiscation, pure and simple,' said Shandro




The Justice Minister is saying the _same_ things we Nutters here have been talking about.
 

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