Trudeau Planning Gun Grab?

The Trudeau Liberals are planning new firearms legislation, and that has many Canadians – including rural Liberal MPs – very nervous.

As reported in the Hill Times, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is working on legislation to rid the streets of “handguns and assault weapons.” And while the government claims they aren’t planning to create a gun registry, there is growing concern over Trudeau’s intentions.

That concern is justified.

According to the Hill Times, “Liberal sources said the upcoming bill might introduce new measures that could upset rural Canadians.”

Trudeau and the Liberals don’t understand guns

I used to have the “politically correct” view on guns. That view holds that fewer guns = less gun crime. However, the facts contradict that politically correct view, and shows why Trudeau and the Liberals don’t understand how gun violence works.

First of all, the facts are very clear that some of the nations with the most guns are also the safest.

As reported by the Telegraph, Switzerland has 45.7 guns per 100 residents, Sweden has 31.6, and Norway has 31.3. All of those nations are in the top 10 among nations with the most guns. And yet all three are incredibly safe.

Even the United States – despite having by far the most guns per 100 people (112.6), is not even in the top 10 when it comes to gun related deaths per 100,000 residents.

The US has 10.54 gun-related deaths per 100,000 people, far behind nations such as Honduras (67.18), Venezuela (59.13), and Swaziland (37.16). Those nations have a far higher rate of gun deaths than other countries that are more heavily armed.

Clearly, gun violence is caused by something other than the sheer number of guns in a country.

Impoverished Urban Centres

If you look at the countries with both a high rate of gun ownership and a low rate of gun crime, you’ll notice that they are rich western countries. If you look at the countries with a high rate of gun-related deaths per person, you’ll note that they are all poor, and poorly governed countries.

Looking even further, consider where gun crime is concentrated. In the United States, gun deaths are concentrated in large urban centres – predominately in poor neighbourhoods. Gun deaths are in fact mostly suicides (in the US), and when it comes to homicides, gangs play a huge role.

As reported in ThoughtCo, an estimated 80% of Chicago homicides are gang-related. Chicago – a city with very strict gun control – nevertheless has an epidemic of gun violence. What else does Chicago have? An impoverished urban centre and heavy gang activity.

Two parts of the ThoughtCo article on gun control are worth quoting at length:

“Solve the problem of gang violence, and a huge chunk of the gun homicide and violence problem is solved. And what national gun control measures would slow the gang violence problem, when local gun control laws have failed in cities like Chicago? If politicians were really worried about gun deaths, wouldn’t they be specifically targeting where a majority of the problems exist?”

“Most of the gun laws are aimed at a segment of the population that is mostly law-abiding and outside of the gang culture and would likely do little to stop any of the violence.”

That last part, the targeting of law-abiding citizens, is what has so many people worried about what Trudeau is planning on guns.

Trudeau and the politically correct elites operate from the mindset that says grabbing people’s guns makes everyone safer. They fail to recognize that a one-size fits all approach is doomed to failure for a very simple reason: Rural Canadians – who have a high proportion of the guns in Canada – are not the source of gun crime.

People in rural areas – especially the most isolated parts of the country – need guns for self-defence. There is no way people can rely on a quick police response, and there are threats in rural areas from animals that are simply not encountered in the city. Additionally, hunters and firearm enthusiasts are among the most law-abiding people in the country, and are not a source of gun crime.

Canada actually has a high rate of guns per 100 people (30.8). Despite that, we have a relatively low rate of gun crime.

What the Trudeau Liberals either don’t understand, or chose not to understand is that gun crime in Canada is almost totally concentrated in poor urban centres. In those areas, the key problems are reducing the influence of gangs and creating jobs and economic opportunities.

Furthermore, most of the guns used in crimes are handguns that are already illegal.

Unfortunately, Trudeau is too busy giving $10 billion dollars in foreign aid away to other countries – money that could be invested in our poor urban centres to help alleviate poverty and create opportunity – which would also reduce gun crime.

Trudeau Liberals will target law-abiding people without fixing the real problems

The Trudeau Liberals may not call their new legislation a gun registry, but people are justifiably worried that the government will impose more restrictions on law-abiding firearms owners, while leaving the real problem of inner city poverty unaddressed.

This continues Justin Trudeau’s approach of finding the worst way to solve every problem, and falling for the politically correct line every single time, even when it leads to bad policy.

Canada does not have a gun problem, we have a problem with poverty in our urban centres. Justin Trudeau doesn’t get that, and it’s yet another of the many reasons he must be defeated.

Spencer Fernando

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Oh Justin everyone can see where you’re going with this . It’s all to make sure that your pals are the only ones with guns. I’ve always said this the day the state tries to take my guns that’s it. Hey Justin here’s some truth,Citizens of Canda will needs guns under your loose immigration plan. For goodness sake I can’t even wait until 2019 to kick Justin and His Liberals out of office. Once again any new gun laws that will come in will only hurt the law abiding citizens. Because Justin who lives in a fantasy world thinks the… Read more »

Cris
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Cris

Weaken Canada with in!

Edna Becker
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Edna Becker

I am against all guns, animals are living breathing beings p, just because you can own guns please go to the gun ranges and compete against other gun enthusiasts.

JP
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JP

I assume your vegan then right ?

brockolopolis
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brockolopolis

Plants are living breathing beings too, and animals kill, eat and crap all over them too.

J. Richard Wakefield
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I dont hunt, for that reason. I do competition target shooting.

brian curran
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brian curran

edna becker if a person hunts and eats what they shoot, who the hell are you to tell anyone otherwise? i bet you eat meat someone has convieniently killed and prepared for you

TR
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TR

Animals kill and eat other animals and this is 100% natures way. We are just animals. “I am against all guns because animals are also living breathing beings” is just a ridiculous uneducated half assed remark.

Correllee
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Correllee

I assume that you don’t live on a farm. Or in the country. Do both and you will understand that we need to shoot cyotes, coy dogs and other animals that attack live stock.
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Greg Ross
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Greg Ross

He s doing this so we can t fight his Islamic friends.

Sharon Dropko
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Sharon Dropko

That was my very first thought when I read this story! The man is insane! He needs to be ousted from his position on grounds of incompetence, mental illness, illegal dictatorship, Treason, etc. Etc. He is setting up all Canadians for rebellion wars and this is not our CANADA! Where the hell is the law and why has he not been forced to have a mental evaluation? Let’s give him a lie detecor evaluation given by the beat phscoligist in Canada! I am afraid for Canada and my family and friends.

K
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K

I totally agree with you 100%

ed
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ed

Find a principalled constitutional lawyer.
Set up crowd funding with facebook

Cris
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Cris

Absolutely right! So they can break into your home and kill you first!

Bobo Benitez
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Bobo Benitez

Growing up in Northern BC and the Yukon, if my father hadn’t taken down a moose every year there might have been days where we simply didn’t eat. Groceries are very expensive in that part of Canada due to a longer transport. I imagine even more so since I left, with gas prices being nearly triple what they were then. Many Canadian families need their rifles and shotguns for the same reason. You take their guns away, and you rob them of their ability to provide for their families.

Miki
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Miki

amen.

David Yeoman
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David Yeoman

Why not consentrate on the people who commit the crimes. They need the attention. This would make Canada a better place.

Steve
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Steve

That’s a very good idea and makes sense. But we all know why government never wants to deal with the real criminals of society. It’s always the same BS from governments . The majority of citizens must always pay for the actions of a few. It’s how governments justify what they do most of the time.

Cris
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Cris

Canada laws are to weak they need the death penalty in Canada and uses it! You can take a bus in Canada and get your head cut off or you can stab 5 young people go to a mental hospital do some time and your out! The two that killed these should of got a life sentence with no parole! Strong laws for rape or being a Paedophile life in prison and castration automatically! I am tried of the bleeding hearts who run the country, the criminals have more rights than you do!

Denis Tarko
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More Guns not less. We need it written in the Constitution like the states. Trudeau wants us on our knees like Britain and France. Ni Guns, à heck of a lot washer to contrôle everyone and then force islam down out throats. Hide your Guns. Next election he won’t be there.

james horvath
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james horvath

They will get mine out of my cold dead hands.

Les Grossman
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Les Grossman

People commented that “You won’t recognize Canada” when PM Harper done with it. Well I don’t recognize Canada when trudeau is still running it. This asshat trudeau has done more damage to this country then ever before. I hope we still have a Canada in 2019 when we kick this idiot out of Ottawa.

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Red Bison

Here’s the thing. Generations of leftist social engineering and indoctrination created the situation that we see today. Liberals are responsible for the lives destroyed by their destructive policies. And it’s time we make them responsible for what they have done to our once beautiful, virtuous, strong CHRISTIAN nation. What we have today, especially in big cities, are crime, corruption and poverty ridden cesspools. To add insult to injury, Liberals are soft on crime. That’s because the punk “gangstas” shooting each and innocent bystanders are Liberal creations. And they know it. That’s why they protect them. Being the elitist scum that… Read more »

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mr. clean ;)

what the hell is this country coming to ? we are not allowed to be proud of who we are now? we are not allowed to stand on guard for thee? we are not allowed to rise up ? we are not allowed to say no to the government? who says? that’s what freedom is. it is messy. go ahead , come get ’em , lots of gun owners i know will be ready. that’s it us normal people who never get a real say need to stand up and say no!

K
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K

Trudeau has no respect for any Canadian He himself has broken many laws and has not listened to any comments from other people who have gave him respectful comments that were or are in the best interest of the Canadian people Taking guns from law abiding citizens is not going to change or help gun crimes no matter how you try to analyze it Guns do not harm or kill people it’s the person who has the gun in his or her hand that has control how it is used. Gun control has not affected the criminal getting a gun… Read more »