More police officers and policing departments across Canada are voicing their opinions on the Liberal government’s proposed gun ban.
While campaigning for re-election in 2019, Trudeau promised that his government would give municipalities more authority to ban handguns in their districts.
The Liberals are also nearing a decision to ban “assault-style” rifles. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair recently revealed that the government is willing to bypass debate on the issue in the House of Commons and use an Order in Council to effectively force their plans into law.
The list of current and former officers doubtful of the ban’s ability to effectively combat illegal crime has been growing by the day.
Here are eleven police officers and policing experts who have gone on record speaking out against the proposed ban, in their own words.