I'm curious to know if there are any Canadian handgun manufacturers still in business that might still be able to supply Canada's gunshops once their import stock dries up. Off the top of my head I can only think of a couple importers or mil-surp outfits, and I doubt they even exist any longer.
[Note: hyperlinks found at linked website article.]
Canada to ban handgun import until passage of gun control law
August 5, 202210:24 AM MDT
Last Updated 4 hours ago
By Ismail Shakil
OTTAWA, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Canada said on Friday it would temporarily ban the import of restricted handguns from Aug. 19 in a move designed to indirectly achieve goals of a gun control legislation proposed in May.
The import ban would stay in place until a national freeze on handguns comes into force, the Canadian government said in a statement.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's ruling Liberal government introduced bill C-21 in May to fight gun violence.
The gun control package, which includes a national freeze on the sale and purchase of handguns among other measures, is yet to be implemented. The Canadian parliament is currently on summer break until September.
Canadians rushed to buy guns after the freeze was announced and the government now wants to prevent gun sellers from restocking their inventory with this import ban, Foreign Minister Melanie Joly told reporters at a briefing. The foreign ministry has the authority to deny trade permits.
"The import ban announced today will help to keep guns stay off our streets as we work towards implementing Bill C-21, reducing gun violence in the immediate term," Joly said.
Canada has much stricter gun laws than the United States, but Canadians are allowed to own firearms providing they have a license. Restricted or prohibited firearms, like handguns, must also be registered. read more
"Given that nearly all our handguns are imported, this means that we're bringing our national handgun freeze into effect even sooner," said Canadian Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino, speaking alongside Joly.
While Canada's gun homicide rate was a fraction of the rate in the United States in 2020, it is still higher than the rates of many other rich countries and has been rising, according to data from Statistics Canada. read more
Official data show that handguns were the main weapon used in the majority of firearm-related violent crimes between 2009 and 2020.
Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Ottawa; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Alistair Bell
Well, isn't that a shrewd move. Ban imports and thus impose the ban before it becomes legal.
343 - Never Forget
Its better to be Pavlov's dog than Schrodinger's cat
There are three types of mistakes; Those you learn from, those you suffer from, and those you don't survive.
Prime Minister Castro uses every tool in his dad's playbook
I fear for Canada over the next 5 years
Parliamentary system vs our Constitutional based form of government with a 2nd Amendment right. Canadian's sportsman, firearm enthusiasts and collectors are getting smoked.
Trudeau's sister in New Zealand effectively did the same.
Prime Minister Trudeau's administration obviously noticed the spike in handgun sales as Canadians scramble to arm themselves ahead of the legislation.
He wasn't about to let Canadians get armed up so he went after their sources.
I gotta believe this unexpected ban is going to put a hurt on Canadian gun stores and shooting ranges, only further affecting their sales and ability to stay in business.
There are probably a few other globalist governments taking notes on Trudeau's playbook.
I bet 3D printers and CNC machine sales go through the roof.
|I Deal In Lead|
I wonder when the Canadians are finally going to stand up and say "enough."
Or will they ever do it?
More useless posturing by incompetent idiots. Of course legal imports are not and never have been the issue.
As for Canadian businesses, few will see any major impact. Handguns can't get ordered days in advance, they are ordered months and years in advance. Since parliament returns to seal the deal mid September, most businesses had cancelled orders arriving in Sept or later anyway. So we might see a couple more orders cancelled between 19 Aug and 1 Sept but they will be few and far between.
Unfortunately for me, I had some handguns I picked up at auction in Germany, and the German export process is so slow (it has been 5 months now), that now I am not going to be able to get the guns out. I had hoped to at least get them imported by my business and then export to the US for sale. It's hard to imagine that the Canadian government is so concerned about Colt SAA and Webley Fosbery revolvers.
Calgary Shooting Centre
“We seem to be getting closer and closer to a situation where nobody is responsible for what they did but we are all responsible for what somebody else did.”--Thomas Sowell
They never do it. Objecting to something the Government implements is something that just isn't done. They wont say why they wont register an objection they just say "that isn't done in Canada".
I've stopped counting.
|Powered by Social Strata|