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WorldTrudeau pledges tougher gun control after spate of shootings

23:55  13 august  2019
23:55  13 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that his Liberals, if re-elected in an October ballot, will bring in tougher gun control measures following a spate of shootings in Toronto. Most of the shootings have been blamed on gang violence and illegal guns .

Recent shootings have underscored the need for common sense firearms policy, the prime minister told a joint press conference with the mayor. OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that his Liberals, if re-elected in an October ballot, will bring in tougher gun control

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Trudeau pledges tougher gun control after spate of shootings© MANDEL NGAN Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured June 20, is pledging tougher gun control but stopped short of promising a handgun ban

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US has too many mass shootings , and what do we do about it? Nothing. Our neighbors to the North have one mass shooting after a long time and they are already looking to get tougher on guns . Why don't we have leadership in the US to do the same?

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pledging to push through tighter gun legislation following the country’s deadliest mass shooting . Trudeau had previously sought stricter gun laws, campaigning during the federal elections last year to ban military-style assault weapons and allow

"Recent shootings have underscored the need for common sense firearms policy," the prime minister told a joint press conference with the mayor.

"We need action. But Mayor Tory and I agree that we can't simply arrest our way out of this problem."

Most of the shootings have been blamed on gang violence and illegal guns.

Although gun violence in Canada has been far less frequent and impactful than in the neighboring United States, it is still shaping up to be a major election issue with the Liberals and Conservatives -- which support tougher penalties for gun crimes -- running neck and neck in the polls.

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OTTAWA — Nearly two weeks after the deadliest mass shooting in Canada’s history, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday introduced an immediate ban on what he described as By introducing the ban, Mr. Trudeau partly fulfills a gun control promise he made during last year’s federal elections.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday promised tougher action on gun control if he is re-elected next month after a recent string of deadly shootings near Toronto, Canada's biggest city. "Far too many communities and families are facing terrible tragedies because of gun violence.

Trudeau noted his government's recent efforts to combat gun violence, including bringing in enhanced background checks, new record-keeping requirements for retailers, restrictions on transporting guns and measures to stem gun smuggling.

"We recognize that too many families across Toronto have suffered tragedies this summer from (gun) violence," he said.

"We know there is more to do," he added. "That's why we look forward to putting forward a plan that will continue to invest in controlling our guns and keeping our communities safer and that's exactly the thing we're going to move forward with with a stronger mandate."

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