Mayor will push for handgun, assault rifle ban for Winnipeg
Feb 17, 2021
Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman says he’ll push for a handgun ban in Winnipeg if new federal gun control measures are passed. The legislation empowers cities to ban handguns if they choose, while provinces hold veto power over potential municipal gun bans.
Police chiefs won’t back Trudeau handgun ban
February 19, 2021
The Canadian Association of Police Chiefs says they will not support Justin Trudeau’s proposal to allow cities to ban handguns. The head of the organization, Vancouver police chief Adam Palmer, said current firearms legislation are already strong enough.
“In every single case there are already offences for that. They’re already breaking the law and the criminal law in Canada addresses all of those circumstances. The firearms laws in Canada are actually very good right now. They’re very strict.”