Justin Trudeau has promised Canadians that he’s cracking down when it comes to gun control laws in Canada.
After introducing new legislation to amend the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act on February 16, he took to Twitter to share his action plan going forward.
We’ll continue to do whatever it takes to keep you safe from gun violence.
The PM described the new legislation as “the strongest measures to combat gun violence that our country has ever seen.”
“These weapons were designed to kill as many people as possible, as quickly as possible - and they have no place on our streets or in our society. Period,” he added.
In addition, the legislation would strengthen rules on background checks for those who want to obtain a license for owning a firearm.
“Going forward, these checks must take into account the applicant’s lifetime history - not just the preceding five years,” explained Trudeau.
While there are many different aspects to the new “plan of action,” the prime minister reiterated that the overall aim is to keep Canadians as safe as possible.
In a statement after the announcement on Tuesday, he added, “One Canadian killed by gun violence is one too many.”