Canada’s Public Safety Minister explains new gun legislation at Regina conference

The federal Public Safety Minister spoke in Regina on Thursday about Bill C-21, the latest gun control legislation, which he says doesn’t affect those who hunt for sport or who need to protect their property from wildlife.

Marco Mendicino told those attending the Federation of Canadian Municipalities annual conference that the bill targets handgun violence, organized crime, and domestic violence in connection with gun violence.

Earlier this week, Premier Scott Moe called the legislation ‘virtue signalling’, meaning expressing an opinion to demonstrate one’s moral correctness on a particular issue.

Mendicino told the conference why he thinks Bill C-21 is needed. He cited a reported from Statistics Canada which was released last week that indicates gun violence is up, and hand gun violence specifically is on the rise. Also gun violence is connection to domestic violence is rising.


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