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QUOTE OF THE DAY: Trudeau Says Your Guns Are Making You Less Free

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that his government was introducing strict new restrictions on firearms.

WHAT HE SAID

Trudeau, flanked by aides and gun-control advocates, announced at a news conference in Ottawa that the legislation would put a “national freeze on handgun ownership.”

“What this means is that it will no longer be possible to buy, sell, transfer or import handguns anywhere in Canada. In other words, we’re capping the market for handguns,” Trudeau said to applause from the crowd.

  • The bill, which is expected to be enacted this fall, would also prohibit magazines that hold more than five rounds, impose a mandatory buyback of “assault-style weapons” and create “red flag” laws allowing courts to take guns and licenses from people deemed a threat to themselves or others.
  • Some toys guns would additionally be banned, “Because they look the same as real firearms,” per Justice Minister David Lametti.
  • “This is about freedom,” Trudeau explained. “People should be free to go to the supermarket, their school or their place of worship without fear.”

MEANWHILE

In America — where a gun control debate is raging following last week’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas — Trudeau’s proposed regulations cemented his reputation among conservatives as a wannabe authoritarian.

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