Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ordered an immediate freeze on new sales of handguns on Friday.
The ban on sale, purchase and transfer of handguns is effective immediately and is the latest legal action from Canada on gun violence.
“Canadians have the right to feel safe in their homes, in their schools, and in their places of worship. With handgun violence increasing across Canada, it is our duty to take urgent action to remove these deadly weapons from our communities,” Trudeau said in a press release. “Today, we’re keeping more guns out of our communities, and keeping our kids safe.”
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