New firearm legislation not ‘full-proof’ end to gun violence: Mendicino

Canada’s minister of public safety has urged parliament to pass a new firearms law that seeks to ban handguns nationwide, but said it is a “full-proof strategy” to end gun violence in the country. Not there.

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Speaking in Surrey, British Columbia, Marco Mendicino urged lawmakers to pass Bill C-21 “as soon as possible” to prevent future gun-related deaths in Canada.

“The problem is urgent. The problem is of national importance and we need to ensure that we get this bill passed at the earliest.

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The federal government on Monday introduced new legislation that aims to block the buying, selling, importing and trading of handguns nationwide. The law replaces the previous version of Bill C-21 which expired at the time of last year’s election. This did not include a nationwide ban on handguns.

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Describing the bill as a “milestone” step and part of a broader strategy, Mendicino acknowledged that it would not solve all of…

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