What London officials say about potential for local handgun ban

Canada introduces new gun buy-back program as firearms legislation tabled

"It doesn't matter that gun owners won't be "allowed" to use them", Provost said.

Trudeau said Canadian officials studied gun buyback schemes operated by other countries, including New Zealand.

They would become "virtually useless as a firearm", Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said at a news conference, calling the federal plan "overwhelmingly the most effective way" to remove the outlawed guns from society.

Fight gun smuggling and trafficking by increasing criminal penalties, and by enhancing the capacity of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canada Border Services Agency to combat the illegal importation of firearms.

The federal government is tabling legislation to toughen Canada's gun laws, including allowing municipalities to ban handguns by restriciting people's ability to possess, store and transport them. Firearms played a role in over 500 of those incidents, and victim advocates across Canada and the US have called on governments to enact "red flag" laws to have guns removed from the homes of those deemed at risk of committing violence.

These laws would allow concerned friends or relatives to apply to the courts for the immediate removal of an individual's firearms, or to ask a Chief Firearms Officer (CFO) to suspend and review an individual's licence to own firearms, Trudeau said.

"Are we addressing the problem or are we just fulfilling an election promise and kicking the can down the street?"

"We're backing up the cities with serious federal and criminal penalties to enforce these bylaws, including jail time for people who violate these municipal rules", said Trudeau.

Give young people the opportunities and resources they need to avoid criminal behaviour by providing funding to municipalities and Indigenous communities to support youth programs.

"I support any actions that the Government of Canada can take to stop gun violence and its deadly toll", Tory said in a statement.

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If passed, the new law would also forbid the altering of the cartridge magazine component of a firearm and would ban depictions of violence in firearms advertising.

"Too many Canadians have been killed or injured because of gun violence, and we need to take every reasonable step to stop more Canadians from suffering the same fate".

Justice Minister David Lametti said the government would also undertake a "long overdue" review of the overall classification system for firearms.

"Where [municipalities] have the support of provincial governments, we'll support them".

The government did get support from a newly founded gun control group consisting of trauma surgeons and other physicians who have dealt with firearm trauma and also want tighter restrictions on firearms.

"These risky situations can include such incidents as domestic and intimate partner violence, where a person may be suicidal or emotionally disturbed". Even getting licensed will also become more hard with new enhanced background checks that delve into an applicant's lifetime history and not just the previous five years.

Helping police trace guns used in crimes by requiring businesses to keep point-of-sale records for non-restricted firearms.

Safeguarding the impartial classification of firearms by putting the responsibility in the hands of technical experts, who make these determinations based on the Criminal Code.

There is a current amnesty period for these weapons which ends April 30, 2022.

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