The importation of handguns will be prohibited in Canada

Importing handguns will be banned in Canada

As gun violence rages in Montreal, Ottawa legislates to limit gun trafficking. The import and export of handguns will be banned in the country as of August 19.

The ban was already included in Bill C-21. However, it is adopted temporarily until the official adoption of the law in parliament.

“No single initiative or program can meet the challenge of gun violence. That's why Bill C21 and the national handgun freeze are two of many elements of the government's comprehensive plan to keep Canadians safe,” Global Affairs Canada said in a press release.

Resources have also been added to borders to limit weapon smuggling. The government will invest in gun violence prevention programs.

Ministers of Public Security, Marco Mendicino, and Foreign Affairs, Mélanie Joly, held a press conference on the subject in Toronto on Friday.

More details to come

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