Justin Trudeau bans guns

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  • Source: Axios
  • 05/30/2022
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants to freeze the sale, importation and transfer of handguns in Canada, he told reporters today.

The big picture: This isn't a full ban, but it will significantly restrict the number of handguns in circulation, CBC reports.
  • "In other words, we're capping the market for handguns," he said at a press conference.
  • "Other than using firearms for sport shooting and hunting, there is no reason anyone in Canada should need guns in their everyday lives."

Between the lines: Canada has stricter gun laws than the U.S., and it does not guarantee a constitutional right to bear arms.