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    Federal government believes assault-style rifle prohibition can be accomplished in the near term

    Jan 20 2020
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    Monday morning, as part of a three-day cabinet retreat thats drawn federal ministers to the prairies also promised that new details about actions the government believes can be accomplished quickly would be revealed in the coming weeks.

    Those actions will likely not include a potential buyback program for prohibited weapons, with Blair telling the press that such an effort could take a little bit more time to set in stone. I think its really important that we get good value for the expenditure of taxpayers dollars, Blair explained. And at the same time, were mindful that were dealing with law-abiding Canadians, and I want to make sure that theyre treated fairly and respectfully.

    regulations concerning military-style rifles, could take up to two years to be put in place. He reported that gun owners hed spoken with, who possess what will be banned weapons, have voiced a preference for a buyback compensation system versus a prohibition where they would be able to keep their guns, but not take them out of their homes.

    While Blair demurred when asked by reporters to detail exactly how quickly the federal government expected to introduce its pledged gun-control legislation explaining there was a certain complexity to the file Blair also noted that the prohibition of certain types of weapons would be executed as quickly as possible. Money for community programs is also likely to be among federal actions that can be taken in the shorter term, with Blair saying on Monday afternoon that the Liberal team needed to ensure that sufficient funding for community supports was part of discussions leading up to the reveal of their first budget as a second-term government.

    There are some things that I think we can proceed with very very quickly, and some investments that we can begin making in communities that I know will be very helpful and constructive, Blair noted.

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised during his campaign this fall that the Liberals would ban all military-style assault rifles in Canada if re-elected, including the AR-15, and would work with the provinces and territories to give municipalities the power to restrict or ban handguns. The latter half of that proposal has been met with opposition from some politicians including Ontarios Doug Ford, who has said that he doesnt see a handgun ban presenting an effective solution to rising gun violence and, conversely, calls for strengthened action from others.

    Winnipegs mayor, Brian Bowman, reiterated his support for a national handgun ban on Monday morning, following a sit-down discussion with Trudeau and deputy prime minister Chrystia Freeland at the hotel where their retreat is taking place. While Bowman confirmed that the issue wasnt raised during their sit-down, he said his preference would still be a national or even a provincial ban, if the issue was going to be pursued. Trudeau has faced pushes for a Canada-wide prohibition on handguns from several mayors across the Greater Toronto Area, as well.

    The federal Liberals ruled out a national ban in 2019, with Blair saying such a move could be very expensive and questioning its effectiveness in reducing criminals access to handguns, citing the proliferation of weapons that are smuggled into the country across the Canada-U.S. border. (Blair, at the time, was serving as Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction.) Since then, a handful of politicians including at least one within Trudeaus own caucus have floated ideas such as automatically including municipalities in the ban, putting the onus on them to opt out rather than opt in. Asked about that option Monday, Blair did not give a specific answer.

    Blair acknowledged to reporters that they had heard from many mayors who wanted the opportunity to bring forward additional restrictions. But I think fundamentally, one of the things that we want to ensure is that we take all effective measures possible to keep guns out of the hands of people that would commit crimes with them, he said.

    The Trudeau government is also currently looking at legislation that would allow individuals such as doctors to identify red flag situations including cases of suspected intimate partner violence, or cases where an individual might be contemplating suicide and have any firearms present removed from that environment, Blair confirmed.

    While mulling over new measures, the Trudeau Liberals are also in the throes of completing some gun-control measures that stem from legislation passed during their last term in government. Public Safety Canada and the RCMP confirmed to iPolitics this month that cabinet orders have not yet been passed to put into effect renewed controls over firearm sales, license verification and other restrictions that were contained in Bill C-71.

    Other steps have yet to be taken that would put into force amendments to the Firearms Act, including funding approval for new systems and regulations that Parliament has to review. As reported by iPolitics Tim Naumetz, the funding approval would likely come in the Liberals first budget following their re-election in the fall.

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    Bill Blair = Lying Sack of Shit.
    That is all.
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    I think it’s really important that we get good value for the expenditure of taxpayers’ dollars,” Blair explained. “And at the same time, we’re mindful that we’re dealing with law-abiding Canadians, and I want to make sure that they’re treated fairly and respectfully.”

    He really might be a dumb as he looks.
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    And Bowman is hoping head he is giving Trudeau will get him his hand gun ban.

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    Bowman is as shallow as a mud puddle. He’s done absolutely nothing for the City of Winnipeg except try to out selfie and out vogue PM Blackface.
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    He reported that gun owners he’d spoken with, who possess what will be banned weapons, have voiced a preference for a buyback compensation system versus a prohibition where they would be able to keep their guns, but not take them out of their homes.
    How did he extrapolate all that from bite me
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    Quote Originally Posted by lone-wolf View Post
    How did he extrapolate all that from bite me
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    "Mr. Speaker, we really could replace Justin Trudeau with a cardboard cutout, and his peanut gallery wouldn't know the difference"

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    Out of curiosity has anyone here been asked by Blair oe a representative or know of anyone that has been approached by Blair or a representative as to feelings about paid consification vs prohibition but retaining possession?

    I wonder what happens once the initial money budgeted to 'reimbursing' lawful gun owners while most of the guns are still out there? $600M will not pay the 'buy back ' cost let alone the administrative cost of implementing such action

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    Doesn't trudeau have his PAL? Maybe he was who was consulted
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    Quote Originally Posted by lone-wolf View Post
    Doesn't trudeau have his PAL? Maybe he was who was consulted
    Trudeau told The Hill Times in the 2011 report by Tim Naumetz:
    - He owned guns and was “raised around guns, raised shooting.”
    - He had a licence to own handguns, shotguns and rifles including the AR-15.
    -- 2 Oct 2019, https://thegunblog.ca/2019/10/02/tru...e-once-mocked/
    Mr. Trudeau — who disclosed in an interview he has long been familiar with firearms and has a licence to buy and own both long guns and restricted weapons such as handguns — told The Hill Times that the Conservative gun registry measures promote fears among gun owners that the registry records might some day help a government of another stripe confiscate hunting rifles and shotguns.
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    “There’s no question that this is a very, very ideological exercise,” Mr. Trudeau said. “Listen, I’m a gun owner and the fact is that the underpinning of the entire message of the Conservatives is ‘Once we know where the guns are, they’re going to come and take your guns away,’ which is not at all part of the Canadian psyche or possibility. It’s just a question of recognizing we’re better off knowing where those guns are.”

    “I was raised around guns, raised shooting, we have guns up at our country place, they were registered until they were stolen in a break in a few years ago, but it’s something that is part of my life,” Mr. Trudeau said.
    -- Nov 2011, https://www.hilltimes.com/2011/11/01...-s/18692/28692

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