Montreal has laid out plans to push for a federal ban on handguns, citing 4 cases of gun violence that traumatized Quebecers over the previous 30 years.

The movement, which shall be debated at metropolis corridor subsequent Monday, says Montreal must demand Ottawa ramp up the restrictions in its Invoice C-71, tabled final March, by prohibiting civilians from possessing assault rifles and handguns.

It additionally asks that the federal authorities improve its rules surrounding all firearms in order that “people who’re clearly in danger” aren’t in a position to personal them. 
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The movement was offered by Alex Norris, the chair of the town’s public safety committee, and seconded by Nathalie Goulet, the manager committee member liable for public safety — each members of Mayor Valérie Plante’s social gathering.

“We do not see any cause for personal people to be licensed to personal such weapons,” Norris instructed CBC Information. “These are weapons which are principally designed to kill individuals.”

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The movement cites the Polytechnique bloodbath of 1989, the 1992 Concordia College bloodbath, the capturing at Dawson School in 2006 and the Quebec Metropolis mosque capturing in 2017.

Fourteen girls have been killed at École Polytechnique in 1989. The occasion is remembered yearly in Montreal on December 6. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)

Talking in Val-d’Or, Que., Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated there are extra discussions available round his authorities’s proposed gun laws.

“We’re going to hear very attentively to, clearly, what the town council in Toronto has finished, [and] what Montreal may do subsequent,” he stated.

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“We perceive that one of many elementary duties of any authorities is to maintain its residents secure,” Trudeau stated.

Montreal’s movement builds on one put ahead by Toronto metropolis council final month. 

That movement urged the federal authorities to forbid the sale of handguns in Toronto, and for Ontario to outlaw the sale of handgun ammunition within the metropolis, as effectively. 


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