Canada announces ban on importation of handguns in wake of US mass shootings

 

Canada has announced that it will ban the import of handguns as part of a larger proposed freeze in response to high-profile mass shootings in the United States.

The announcement was made on Friday by the Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino at a press briefing who added that Such guns “have one purpose and one purpose only and that is to kill people.”

The ban will take effect from August 19, according to the minister.

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