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With the federal elections looming in Canada on September 20th, a new campaign push to ban guns is underway. According to a recent CBC headline, “Quebec mayors call on federal parties to commit to ban (sic) on assault rifles, handguns as election looms.” With debates scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday this week, the talk has turned not just to banning (sic) so-called “assault rifles,” but now handguns as well.

According to the CBC report, “the Liberal platform includes a plan to strengthen gun-control measures, which includes a buy-back program for barred firearms and a promise of $1 billion to support provinces and territories that implement handgun bans.” In a flurry of Twitter activity this past weekend, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau retweeted his liberal party Tweets praising his heavy-handed gun control efforts calling for even more action.

With no codified constitutional right to bear arms in Canada, It remains to be seen if the latest liberal push to ban handguns as well as so-called “assault rifles” will backfire on the current Prime Minister. The elections are held September, 20th.