Canada will temporarily ban the import of firearms to his country from mid-August, in an effort to slow down your consumption and increase safety.
The Canadian government reported through a statement that these restrictions will come into effect from August 19 and they will last until you enter A national freeze is in effect.
The bill C-21 ienter saying national freeze on the sale, transfer and possession of firearms anywhere in Canada. The ban announced this Friday is a temporary measure so that people and companies cannot import them into the country until the project comes into force.
The Minister of Public Security, Marco Mendicino, explained that the restriction was introduced because “Canadians deserve to feel safe in their communities.”
In turn, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mélanie Joly, explained that this will prevent the shelves from being replenished and will reduce consumption.
“We know that one Canadian killed by gun violence is one too many,” he said.
Today, we announced a temporary ban on the importation of handguns to Canada.
This will prevent shelves from being restocked, slowing the run on handguns to keep our communities safer.https://t.co/JuOdNUWLC7
— Melanie Joly (@melaniejoly) August 5, 2022
The Government of Canada introduced Bill C-21 in May of this year, after the shootings in the United Stateswhich killed 21 people in a Texas elementary school and 10 in a New York supermarket.
Between 2010 and 2020, the number of registered firearms in Canada increased by 71%reaching approximately 1.1 million, according to government data.
Firearms in Canada continue to be regulated by the Firearms Act and Part III of the Criminal Code.