Canada’s Justin Trudeau has decided that he really didn’t need another mass protest of Canucks opposed to his government’s fascist edicts right now. Fresh off the drubbing he took as a result of his authoritarian response to truckers protesting his government edicts, Trudeau’s regime has backed off its deadline for complying with a mandatory “buyback of newly-banned “assault-style” firearms for at least 18 months.
The previous deadline was coming up fast at the end of April. Now, the new “drop dead” date for surrendering the formerly legal guns or rendering them inoperable is Oct. 30, 2023.
The Trudeau government has struggled to get the bureaucracy and mechanics of the buyback in place, but they’re assuring their gun-grabbing constituency that all is well.
“The purpose of extending the amnesty period is to allow us to take the additional steps to launch the mandatory buyback program,” [Public Safety Minister Marco] Mendicino said, adding that he hopes it will be launched this spring, “if not as quickly as possible.”
The 18 additional months offers plenty of time for Trudeau’s party to suffer a drubbing in the next election and potentially to repeal his May 2020 edict banning certain scary-looking “assault-style” firearms.
News of the deadline extension came buried near the bottom of a press release from the Canadian government agency responsible for “buying back” guns the government never owned. This same agency that has spent $2.2 million on its mission so fare but doesn’t have a single gun to show for it.
Here’s the government’s announcement . . .
The Government also updated Canadians on the Amnesty Order that accompanied the May 1, 2020 assault-style firearms prohibition, which will receive an administrative extension until October 30, 2023. This will allow time to ensure that officials can finalize and fully implement a robust mandatory buyback program and allow firearms owners and businesses to take all reasonable steps to come into compliance with the law.
Canadians’ response to outlawing firearms they purchased legally has been rather…anemic. To put it kindly. So far, Trudeau’s ban on “assault-style” firearms is going about as well as the Canucks’ disastrous campaign to register long guns.
The press release helpfully lists a number of government contacts for Canadians would like to offer their thoughts on the Prime Minister’s plan to confiscate their guns.
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Public Safety
Public Safety Canada
Office of the Minister of Justice
Department of Justice Canada
Remember to keep it classy.