February 16, 2021
The federal government is cracking down on gun possession across Canada, provoking mixed reactions:
VICTORIA -- The federal government is moving ahead with its promise to impose stricter gun laws in Canada.
Bill C-21 comes nine months after the federal government announced a ban on the use, sale and importation of more than 1,500 makes and models of assault-style weapons. Now, Ottawa is offering to buy back those guns from people who purchased them lawfully.
Included in the bill is the power for individual municipalities to ban handguns under their local bylaws. It's an idea that local mayors have mixed feelings on.