Justin Trudeau Takes a Step After the Uvalde Massacre


Canada’s prime minister has announced a measure that would restrict the purchase and sale of pistols domestically, as well as their import or exchange.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new gun laws.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new gun laws.AP
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While efforts to revise existing laws on arms sales in the United States are still in the embryonic stage, the response in Canada Last week massacre at a school in Uvalde, Texas, has been much more forceful, with the deaths of 19 children and two adults. first minister, Justin Trudeauannounced this week a measure that Will ban the sale and purchase of guns across the countryin addition to its import or exchange.

Trudeau proposed new law would force existing owners of assault weapons to return them to the government buyback programA new twist in existing restrictions in a country of 38 million residents.

“As a government, as a society, it is our responsibility to act to prevent further tragedies,” Trudeau said. “We just need to look south of the border to know that if we don’t act strongly and quickly, it will become even more difficult to combat.” This is also a new step taken by the administration of the ‘Premier’ of Canada. 2020 Nova Scotia MassacreWhen a shooter killed 22 people.

your answer is Similar to a measure imposed by the New Zealand government After the massacre in 2019 51 people in Christchurch in two mosques. In the very first day of the initiative’s launch, more than 150 automatic weapons owners voluntarily offered to sell their weapons to the government. In AustraliaThe genocide that killed 35 people in Port Arthur in 1996 led the government to Collect over 650,000 semi-automatic rifles and guns after enforcing a law that prohibits them.

In Ottawa, the climate is favorable for the signing of a bill, a measure that will affect thousands of homeowners in a country where it is estimated that There are approximately 13 million weapons between legal and illegal., according to data from the 2017 ‘Small Arms Survey’. This means there are about 34.7 firearms per 100 residents, a figure that rises to 120.5 per 100 residents in the US. That is, more pistols, rifles and machine guns than people.

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister

That’s why it seems utopian to achieve something similar south of the border, and even more so second amendment to the constitution To protect the right of citizens to bear arms in order to defend themselves. For the time being, the hope of those longing for change passes through meetings between Republican and Democratic senators. A meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, via Zoom, in what could be a law that somewhat restricts the sale of military-style assault weapons.

Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has tasked his Texas counterpart, John Cornyn, to work on “setting a roadmap” next week with key talks with Democrats. from the United States, Joe Bidenhas been optimistic about the process and praised the figure of Cornyn, whom he called “the proper politician” and the right person to achieve some progress. “I think in his party he has recognized that we cannot continue like this”is indicated.

For his part, Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut is more skeptical. “I’ve participated in enough talks like this, so we’ll know by the end of next week whether we’re serious or not,” he said. The truth is that there is an urgent need to reduce mass shootings. It’s not only rioting, but there’s also a massacre in Supermarket in Buffalo, New York, in May, and at a church in California. So far this year, this number has increased to 230, which is on the way to a record.

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