Canada’s new firearm ban (also known as Bill C-21) is being criticized by some of Canada’s most prominent personalities. It bans handgun sales, purchases, and transfers within Canada.
He is widely considered to be one of the best goalies to have ever played in the NHL. Price took to Instagram for his opinion:
“I love my family, I love my country and I care for my neighbor. I am not a criminal or a threat to society. What Justin Trudeau is trying to do is unjust. I support the CCFR to keep my hunting tools. Thank you for listening to my opinion.”
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Price is joined in the discussion by Theo Fleury (a fellow hockey player) and other personalities such as Michael Hunter who reject the additions.
This legislation defines “prohibited assault-style firearm”, which is not in Canadian law. Although the term is not found in Canadian law, it has been used numerous times. It would also ban hunting rifles and shotguns, as well as rifles that can be used by the military and police. Rare or collectible firearms are often included on this list.
Some conservative politicians opposed the ban. Glen Motz (Conservative Member of Parliament) said that he believes it was an intentional attempt at misleading Canadians and Parliament.
Justin Trudeau, Premier Minister, announced the legislation via Twitter in May 2022. He wrote a message stating that “one Canadian killed by gun violence is too many.” ” We have banned 1,500 types of military-style assault rifles. Today, we introduced legislation to strengthen Canada’s gun control. ”
One Canadian killed by gun violence is one too many. That’s why we’ve banned 1,500 types of military-style assault firearms. And that’s why, today, we’ve introduced legislation to further strengthen gun control in Canada. Thread ⤵️
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 30, 2022
There is no consensus on what law defines the functionality and the inherent dangers associated with firearms. Canadian legislation contains only a list that has been continually updated since 1998.
This is a semi automatic. It’s the best tool for bird hunting. These guns are not used in crimes, the government has no right to take away my property. They claim they’re going after assault style” weapons but if you read the list they’re trying to take firearms looking like this pic.twitter.com/lBidYXO9f1
— Chef Michael Hunter (@TheHunterChef) December 4, 2022