By Letter to the Editor on May 27, 2020.
The Nova Scotia tragedy was perpetrated using illegal guns from the U.S., and one illegal Canadian gun. Trudeau’s politicizing this with a gun ban does nothing to address the real problem: illegal guns!
Trudeau is spending millions banning legally acquired guns from law-abiding citizens, leaving nothing to address illegal guns flooding our borders. The vast majority of the 1,500 guns that were banned are not assault rifles, rather competition sportsguns, and include turkey/duck hunting shotguns, airguns, big-game rifles, even single-shot guns! There is already a regulation banning anything larger than a five-bolt clip, and these guns have never been used in any mass shooting; you got it wrong, Trudeau.
Some of these guns are worth $25,000, like those used by our Olympic team; now banned! A person had to take courses, pass an RCMP criminal investigation, buy an FAC (firearms acquisition certificate), have proper storage, then spend anywhere from $1,000 to $25,000 on a gun that is now useless! What an attack on the rights and freedoms of law-abiding Canadians; this must be reversed.