Canada’s Justin Trudeau is Both FOR & AGAINST the Gun Registry

Justin Trudeau
Justin Trudeau
Canadian Shooting Sports Association
Canadian Shooting Sports Association

Canada – -(Ammoland.com)- When speaking to English Canada, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is very clear.

He’s against the gun registry. Except that he voted to keep it and would, to use his own words, “vote once again to keep the long-gun registry.”

Curiously, in Quebec he’s totally for the useless and failed project.

Says Trudeau: “I find it's a very good idea. Because in Quebec it was not at all as divisive as it was elsewhere in the country.”

Is “divisive” the Liberal's determining factor for good public policy? We don’t think so, but it may be a good indicator that Justin is not quite prime ministerial material – not by a long shot.

It seems apparent that were it not for his famous father, nobody would even know his name. He certainly wouldn’t be the leader of a national political party!

His failure to clearly state his position on Canada’s failed long-gun registry is telling of his leadership abilities. It certainly seems that Mr. Trudeau will pander to whoever is standing in front of him, then backpedal and weasel his way out of it somewhere down the line.

As annoying as that is, Trudeau’s flip-flopping on the gun registry issue isn’t nearly as telling about Liberal Party policy as are the actions of Liberal Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette:

“I developed Bill S-231 around the idea that all firearms should be prohibited except those used in sport shooting, in a controlled environment such as shooting clubs, as well as hunting firearms and those that are collectors' items.”

Senator Hervieux-Payette is very clear on Liberal policy toward guns and gun owners and spelled out that policy in her Senate Bill S-231, disingenuously titled the “Strengthening Canadians’ Security and Promoting Hunting and recreational Shooting Act” through which she and the Liberal Party of Canada hope to accomplish the following:

  • Prohibit all firearms in Canada except hunting firearms;
  • Limit the definition of hunting firearms to the arms that are “really used” for the purposes of hunting;
  • Limit the transport of circumscribed firearms to transporters, thus controlling the movement of firearms in Canada; and
  • Undo all the provisions of Bill C-42, except for the prohibition on obtaining a licence to possess and acquire firearms following a domestic violence conviction;
  • Stop licensed firearm owners from keeping their hunting rifles in their own homes.

It would appear to us that Senator Hervieux-Payette, and by extension Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau, do not believe ordinary Canadians can be trusted with firearms.

Like Justin Trudeau, Senator Hervieux-Payette insists upon lying about Bill C-42 with comments like:

“[t]he day after the Moncton killings that left three RCMP officers dead and another two injured, Canada, under Stephen Harper, granted additional privileges to owners of restricted firearms under Bill C-42, including repealing authorizations to transport.”

Yet Bill C-42 did no such thing. Authorizations to Transport still exist. A person must still abide by all parts of the Transportation Regulations. Bill C-42 simply removed the useless and expensive paper bureaucracy that went with ATTs. If a person is deemed safe enough to possess firearms, they surely must be safe enough to transport them to and from the shooting range.

Liberals clearly don’t believe that’s true, and clearly the Liberal leopard has not changed its spots. Trudeau's party still doesn’t believe Canadians can be trusted with firearms, and that says far more about the Liberal Party than it does about Canada’s law-abiding firearm owners.

Gun owners need to remember Justin Trudeau’s mantra on election day:

“I voted to keep the firearms registry a few months ago and if we had a vote tomorrow I would vote once again to keep the long-gun registry.”

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The CSSA is the voice of the sport shooter and firearms enthusiast in Canada. Our national membership supports and promotes Canada's firearms heritage, traditional target shooting competition, modern action shooting sports, hunting, and archery. We support and sponsor competitions and youth programs that promote these Canadian heritage activities. Website www.cdnshootingsports.org

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thorkill
thorkill
5 years ago

let’s see, I live in NYC, I get pizzed off at my ex-wife. I drive to LA(3000mi) and run her azz over. Now that is “killing at great distance”. BARNI, now I know where the LOONS go.

Fred :Leard
Fred :Leard
5 years ago

The vast majority of firearms used in crimes are handguns. Handguns have been very stringently controlled since the early 1900’s and make up a small -percentage of firearms in Canada. Long guns are used in a very small percentage of crimes. Commom kitchen knives kill, maim, and injure far more people in crimes than do rifles, yet they are virtually un-controlled. What is wring with this picture? Consider too, that in the USA “Gun Free Zones” are shootings waiting to happen areas as indcated by the numbers of people who are shot in them. Sadly, in the case of most… Read more »

Barni
Barni
5 years ago

Only criminals, sociopaths, insane Americans, not bright or highly confused Canadians, paid off Tory politicians and corporate stooges fight a comprehensive long gun registry. I have served in the Canadian military. Long guns, specially automatic or semi automatic weapons have only one single purpose when used as per manufacturers instructions – killing at great distance. They must be licensed, stored and accounted for and a record of any secondary sale kept as a public safety measure. None of this will in any way negatively affect legitimate use of these weapons. Likely nothing will keep them out of the hands of… Read more »

pep
pep
5 years ago
Reply to  Barni

I’ll keep it simple, you’re a loon.

jag
jag
5 years ago
Reply to  pep

I’m with u glad that uknowing shit can stay the f in canada…..been there done that and never been around so many idiots in my liffe and I tell everyone I know to stay Out of that COMMIE country!

happydude
happydude
5 years ago
Reply to  Barni

The long gun registry was a failure. Billions wasted on what amounted to nothing more than a new bloated and expensive bureaucratic process and a nice easy way for the govt to confiscate private property from Canadian gun owners.

You control freaks are the real problem. Having to register everything you own makes you nothing more than a subject to your masters. Get a clue.

MrApple
MrApple
5 years ago
Reply to  Barni

Firearms, of all actions, barrel lengths and caliber, have only one purpose and that is to send a projectile or projectiles down range. Whether the firearm is used for Good or Bad is COMPLETELY up to the person behind the trigger.

Registration leads to Confiscation which leads to Genocide. This situation has played itself out repeatedly over the last 100 years throughout the world.
http://jpfo.org/filegen-a-m/deathgc.htm

Masterpikeman
Masterpikeman
5 years ago
Reply to  Barni

I am Canadian and I do know that the liberal party and the nap want to take away law abiding citizens guns that’s what the registry is for to know where they are as per United Nations agreement I have no problems with criminal background checks and to be trained for weapon but that’s it ,criminals don’t register firearms some socialist Canadians just don’t get this Canada finally has a primeinister with some balls and brains and the socialist want to take away all our rights Canada is far from a free country and yes in the wrong hand a… Read more »

TEX
TEX
5 years ago
Reply to  Barni

Who gives a damn what the Canucks like or don’t like !

Julian
Julian
5 years ago
Reply to  Barni

So bolt action rifles are not meant to kill at long distances? Why does the military use bolt guns to kill at very large distances then? It is now the type of action of the gun that determines how far out it can kill effectively? You were a boot? Good fo you, it seems like it did not help you much.