National and International Gun Control News for the week ending December 25, 2021

BERNARDO: CERB funding illegal guns while legal firearm owners are targeted

December 18, 2021

“It’s frightening that the Trudeau government seems completely unconcerned that they paid for over $100,000 of illegal guns for drug dealers and gang members in Toronto and Montreal.”

Guest columnist Tony Bernardo is the executive director of the Canadian Shooting Sports Association

Do you have a Firearm Possession and Acquisition Licence? Do you obey the laws of our country? Are you safe and responsible?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, I am afraid you don’t qualify for Justin Trudeau’s free “Guns for Gangs Giveaway” CERB funding.

Those taxpayer dollars are reserved for Toronto and Montreal gang members.

I know it sounds absurd, but as reported in the Toronto Sun and La Presse, gang members are cashing taxpayer-funded CERB cheques to buy illegal handguns to protect their turf, property, and drugs in the ongoing wars waged on our city streets.


Will Handgun Bans Prevent Violent Crime in Canada?

December 21, 2021

Chris D. Lewis, Special to

My short answer is NO. Not in the slightest.

The Trudeau government recently committed $1 billion to help the provinces and municipalities ban handguns. How on earth they believe that this tremendous chunk of taxpayer money is going to take handguns out of the hands of criminals who would do others harm, is completely mind-boggling to me.

I’ll admit that at one point several years ago, I whimsically supported banning handguns. I was tired of seeing innocent lives taken and reacted in the macro sense, thinking ridding society of handguns that are really only good for shooting “paper (targets) or people” would have an impact.

But sober reflection combined with research, analysis, discussions with true law enforcement experts and many friends who are handgun aficionados, told me two things: 1. Banning handguns is an unreasonable expectation. There’s about a million lawfully owned handguns in Canada; and 2. Legal handgun owners are not the threat.


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