• Jordan Vandenhoff

OPINION: Canadian Dumpster Fire of a gun control buyback program


As each day passes, Canada is looking a lot more like New Zealand—with the dumpster fire of gun control measures they've implemented. Currently, IBM Canada is working on a multi billion dollar buy back program for firearms owners to get “fair market value” for the firearms that the government has deemed to be a danger to civil society. You know, the same ones Justin Trudeau claims were designed to kill the most amount of people in the shortest amount of time.


At the same time , the Ministry of Environment of Saskatchewan is looking into purchasing 147 AR style rifles. Why would conservation officers need these firearms that are, according to Justin Trudeau, built only for the purpose of committing mass murder? Do they plan on killing the most amount of moose in the shortest amount of time ?


It seems Canada and New Zealand have a lot in common when it comes to firearms issues. If you look at what has happened in New Zealand and what has started to happen here in Canada on May 1 2020, it is a tall sign for what Canadian firearm arms owners can expect in the future. Canada has had registration of restricted and prohibited firearms for a very long time now, which gives Trudeau and the gun grabbers a bit of an advantage over New Zealand.


New Zealand has seen lots of civil disobedience with their new gun reform. Canada’s National Firearms Association, the leading firearms organization in Canada, affirms we will be seeing the same situation happen here as well.


Bill Blair, Trudeau’s lap dog, is constantly pushing forward towards civil disarmament in Canada by making false claims and misleading the public, playing on fear. When asked questions on how this will solve the gang and crime problem and stop the flow of illegal firearms coming into Canada, he avoids the question, saying: “This government is looking to make Canadians safer by removing the military style assault weapons, the ones that don't belong in a civil society." That's his famous, rehearsed line. Everything the government has done so far will not solve the problem. Canadian PAL holders go through a criminal background check once a day, which is referred to as “continuous eligibility.” They have to follow already extremely strict storage and transport laws, so what does this incumbent government hope to accomplish by attacking those who commit none of the crimes? Nothing—it's all political theater.

Buy Back Ridiculousness includes Toy Guns


Toy guns have also been targeted through Bill C-21, which seeks to "end the proliferation, importation, export or sale of those replica firearms that exactly resemble regulated firearms and discharge projectiles at a dangerous velocity." With the banning of replica paintball guns and airsoft guns, retailers may go out of business. "If the bill passes in its current state, this business will shut down. I will lose my job. The owner will lose everything. Our five employees will all lose their jobs," said Ziming Wan, manager of BlackBlitz Airsoft in Waterloo. Again we must ask—what's the purpose? Hint: there isn't any, it's just more feel-good theatrics from the government that has no real purpose.

Even if we assented to the fact that the buyback program was based on legitimate concerns, which it is certainly not, will the government equitably compensate Canadians? From precedence, I'm going to say no. Australia and New Zealand both had buyback programs in 1996 and 2019, respectively. Gun owners consequently were not awarded proper compensation, At the same time, a massive data breach in NZ revealed the details of gun owners' names, addresses and firearms.

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