Canada's ban on importing handguns will begin Aug. 19, says minister

Canada's ban on importing handguns will begin Aug. 19, says minister

Canadian Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino and Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly announced Friday that the government’s ban on the import of handguns will begin in Aug. 19 and last until Parliament is able to vote on legislation tabled in May.

The government tabled gun control legislation in May that includes a national freeze on the importation, purchase, sale and transfer of handguns in Canada. That law did not pass before Parliament took its summer break, and is set to be debated again when MPs return to Ottawa in the fall.

Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly also spoke about the temporary ban, saying she has the authority to ban any import or export permit in Canada. The ban will also prevent businesses from importing handguns into Canada, with a few exceptions that mirror those in legislation tabled in May.

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50 Comments

  1. BLT4LIFE on August 22, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    I love comment sections like this. It’s nice to know that the conspiracy nutjobs are absolutely miserable, powerless and doing nothing productive. ๐Ÿ‘



  2. Irvingstine on August 22, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    And not one of those guns where illegally purchased. Why do they want to take guns from law abiding citizens?



  3. Bring back the Plague on August 22, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Doesn’t effect violent criminal gangs, thugs, or any other garbage of society, just legal, registered gun owners. What a freakin’ ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿญ.



  4. Tom Cotter on August 22, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    You lie
    You call them military used in war.
    You pay only 1337 for Canada riffles

    Then why only pay me 1337 when I paid 4000
    I think not.



  5. Relevant Mind on August 22, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    Catfish lip marco lieing trying to convince canadians that keeping guns out of the hands of legal owners will protect canadians from criminals with illegal guns and guns smuggling! I guess they think if they tell the same lie over and over it magically becomes truth! How much you wanna bet gun crime continues to climb?! This is the liberal nazi party unarming citizens so they can attack canadians like hitlers nazis did the jews! Canadians can’t legally own a gun but the liberals can let illegal border jumpers into canada which has caused violent crimes to escalate!



  6. GUCCI THICKIMS on August 22, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Why does black face get to decide the fate of law abiding citizens but hasnโ€™t done anything to stop actual criminals. Not a single tear would be shed if he got jfkโ€™d



  7. Bring back the Plague on August 22, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Commie coward destroying the country with his own sick, unsafe vision of Cuba, I mean Canada.



  8. Raya H on August 22, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    THEY LIE. COLT MAKES GUNS IN KITCHENER. LOL!!!!!



  9. viking raider on August 22, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    No wonder the hells angels showed up I bet more gangs will find this new business opportunity less guns in area Now they just worry about police and military and they can do more stuff



  10. Joseph Barone on August 22, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Dictator Trudeau has bought the loyalty of global News. He can now keep them in line and control the narrative.



  11. Bear McDaniel on August 22, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    This government needs to removed asap they are destroying Canada
    I hope our joke of a leader spends the rest of his life behind bars heโ€™s pure evil and has no idea what heโ€™s doing



  12. TE on August 22, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Iโ€™m not even Canadian and Iโ€™m pissed. They speak so proudly of successfully stripping away peoples rights. The shutting down and disregard of the other political opinions is ridiculous.



  13. Chris Minister of Smartarsery on August 22, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    These people lie about everything. What about the NS RCMP/liberal corruption? What about the emergency act corruption? How many women โ€˜experienced it differentlyโ€™ at the gropey hands of a liberal MP?



  14. VikingMale on August 22, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Get your guns now before we go full communist.



  15. Blain Clatworthy on August 22, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Legal Gun Owners don’t Commit Crimes.



  16. Calvin Waters on August 22, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Will banning of all guns, 100% of them, eliminate gun deaths in Canada? We all know the answer to this, stop trying to sell us on your authoritarian overreach.



  17. Ztorm Sink on August 22, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Shortly, they will ban knives as well.



  18. Mike Wietczak on August 22, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    War on drugs increase drugs.
    War on poverty increase poverty.
    War on guns increases guns.



  19. Bring back the Plague on August 22, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    First steps towards dictatorship!!!!! JAY EFF KAY Justine ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Trud-o now!!! 3D printed M-200 is the way….



  20. Jeffrey Goines on August 22, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    So make at home manufacturing, time for a Canadian Brand ๐Ÿ˜‚



  21. Bullets Are Flying on August 22, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Wow I didnt know so many law abiding citizens were the ones who were commiting crimes with hand guns? I guess thats why the ban?



  22. viking raider on August 22, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Truedoes true colors



  23. Rich Willan on August 22, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    The guns being used in crimes are from the USA not here look at the stats this is more money wast while they do nothing about the problem this is really about disarming the people for their communist goals



  24. Harry Haynuss on August 22, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    This is Disgusting



  25. Calvin Waters on August 22, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    I would love to know how many of these politicians who are making these laws have firearms licenses? I guarantee you that most of them have never picked up a firearm.



  26. oberg987654321 on August 22, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    But go after street gangs… NO, that would actually do something.



  27. viking raider on August 22, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Next they will take all guns from your homes and then take full control of your life and do what they want with you and you wonโ€™t have any way to fight back in the name of safety



  28. OmniSlayer-4570 on August 22, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Gun control does not work



  29. Mike Wietczak on August 22, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Im not a gun owner but why is this liberal liar who does not deserve to keep his job through lies and lies invoking the emergency act invoking a new law not supported by the government has only to do with USA not Canada speak. Virtue signaling and gas lighting at full effect



  30. Mike Wietczak on August 22, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Why is this guy still have a job and I do not own a gun



  31. pat sow on August 22, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Canadian gun owner here. The problem isnโ€™t with lawful gunowners the problem is according to many different reports, guns being smuggled up into Canada from the US and landing in the hands of gangs, it has nothing to do with local gun owners of every report you can find Josรฉ at least 90% of all gun crimes in Canada are committed by guns that are smuggled into the country, this is absolutely atrocious legislation, go after the criminal not the law Avoiding gun owners



  32. WMT on August 22, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Strengthen the methods of obtaining handguns via tests, education and training. If a competent person work hard to obtain his handgun then allow it. This will prevent incompetent people to own handguns. The rest should focus on police and gang related violence together with strengthen border control to get rid of illegal handguns.



  33. Anthony Cyr on August 22, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Now it will be easier to buy a handgun, the blackmarket doesnt care about your past..



  34. Truth And Reality on August 22, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Since Canada has Absolutely NO Freedom, NO Free elections, NO Freedom of Speech Or Freedom Of The Press and NO Freedom of personal defence or defence of your families, loved ones, neighbors or country against the unelected ruling class politicians, the british and their communist-axis country comrades own and control The Lives And Politics Of All Canadians and their right to live a Full, Fulfilling And Rewarding LIFE!! THAT spells LOSERS!! The ONLY option Canadians have is to take out that imposed "Prime Minister" and his artificial government media "family", and the rest of the imposed unelected commanding spy politicians in Canada will collapse like a fake house of imposed criminal cards they really are and are Widely And Fully Known To Be By All Canadians!!



  35. Kathryn Morgan on August 22, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Is Trudeau willing to GIVE UP ARMED SECURITY!?
    TRUDEAU IS A TYRANT DICTATOR HYPOCRITE!
    BUCKLE UP CANADIANS, THEY’RE TAKING AWAY EVERY FREEDOM YOU HAD AND REPLACING IT WITH COMMUNISM RULE!
    So now, ONLY CRIMINALS and the Canadian government will be the ONLY ones permitted to defend themselves!
    When the government REMOVES THE RIGHTS OF THE CITIZENS TO DEFEND THEMSELVES TYRANNY JUST TOOK OVER THE COUNTRY!!
    TRUDEAU is now the official DICTATOR OPPRESSOR BAR NONE!
    This is ILLEGAL, immoral, and the act of a COMMUNIST DICTATOR!
    CANADIANS, FIGHT FOR YOUR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, GOD GIVEN RIGHTS TO DEFEND YOURSELF AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT WHO IS ENSLAVING YOU ALL!



  36. Blain Clatworthy on August 22, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Immigrants and children of Immigrants committing Gun Crimes aren’t the responsibility of Canadians!!!



  37. Goose~N~Gander on August 22, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    But giving thousands of guns to Ukraine is ok? They have a higher murder rate than the USA ๐Ÿ˜† Once they’re crushed by Russia I wonder what those guns will be used for hmmmm. Crime. Murder. Disarm Canadians and arm a country with one of the highest murder rates in the world…oh liberal logic is beyond words



  38. z M on August 22, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    death to tyrants



  39. Censorship Ingsoc on August 22, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    This is Jewish.



  40. Calvin Waters on August 22, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    The Conservatives are using science and statistics to make a decision as to what is correct. You are using your feelings to buy votes from uneducated people.



  41. LYPOI on August 22, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Well nice to see the Liberals following through on 2015 campaign promises. Definitely won’t hurt having less legal guns in homes. It’s a well know fact that less Guns in a country means less gun crime/violence. Only makes sense.

    Guns that can be easily used when those with access get too emotional. In addition to kids and teens getting their hands on them. And of course always the chance they could be stolen and end up in the hands of criminals using them to commit crimes.



  42. Kid Kootenay on August 22, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Interesting that despite the RCMP Sask police chief and a couple of the Chief firearm officers of canada coming out publicly stating that Bill C-21 will not make (as one is quoted as saying) " one iota of difference" to gun crime and keeping police and public safer. they ignored them completely and then doubled down and banned imports. sure canadians have rights but we have loopholes to circumvent those rights and get our way . this wont make anyone safer and yes fentanyl and doctor shortages are far more pressing with 7362 Canadians dying a year from fentanyl that will not make Mr Trudeau look as good its why you never see him at the funeral of an opioid death or calling their parents but he is at the gun deaths which amount to 300 a year mostly in Toronto and Ottawa . the rest of canada is not important and and they class us as the same as those in Ontario or the USA well were not were not Toronto we are not the USA and our voice matters too . all you have done is show the world that regardless of what canadians want or rights we have you can blast through them again and force your beliefs upon every citizen because you know what’s best what will make you look best give you your legacy. its like dealing with vegans who believe their ways the only way and your evil and stupid if you eat meat or cheese except this sets president in the law and future generations will build upon it to really enforce their will on the people.



  43. Nitin K on August 22, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Aussies did it way back. Good to see canada follow suit.



  44. Franklin Fleming on August 22, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    Mexico gun laws.. and cartels.. isthst where canada going?



  45. Lucky L on August 22, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    I’d never vote Liberal



  46. flerry ann abarca on August 22, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Drooling Caveman Mendocino is a liar



  47. Matt C on August 22, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    White Canadians are being replaced by immigrants. It will be minority white by 2040. This is to subdue you.



  48. Blain Clatworthy on August 22, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    Liberals and their supporters do not possess Common Sense!!



  49. Winston Smith on August 22, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Wishful thinking by an inept government.



  50. yonatan Teshome on August 22, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    bravo bravo canada good job proud of you god always bless the great nation of canada๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โœŒโœŒโœŒโœŒโœŒ