Ottawa is launching nationwide consultations on a handgun ban, a move that will fuel a national debate on the need for tighter gun control and the proper response to growing gun crimes across the country.
There is an existing bill before Parliament to enact restrictions on firearms in Canada, but that bill is close to passing the House and does not include specific measures on handguns. The government is starting the handgun consultation process with a little more than a year before the 2019 federal election.
I suspect this charade will make the pipeline “consultations” look fair. Legal, responsible gun owners will be demonized and criminals won’t give a damn one way or another.