A Canadian petition asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to repeal expansive new gun control rules asking him to apologize to the legal owners of firearms has won a record number of signatures.
“The regime for confiscating the prime minister’s firearms, undemocratically imposed without debate during a pandemic while Parliament is suspended, is an attack on Canadian democracy,” the petition said.
The petition was sponsored by Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner, whose husband is a U.S. Army veteran, and was initiated by a Calgary man named Jesse Phaser. The digital petition, e-2574, sealed 230,905 signatures before it ended.
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The previous highest petition also opposed arms control and received support from 175,310 signatories.
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“We, the undersigned citizens of Canada, call on the Prime Minister to immediately repeal his government’s order of 1 May 2020 in a Council decision on the confiscation of legally owned firearms and instead to adopt legislation that will address criminals, stop the smuggling of firearms in Canada, prosecute those who illegally acquire firearms, and apologize to the rightful owners of firearms in Canada, “the petition reads.
The petition also claims that Canada is home to millions of “responsible, law-abiding” gun owners and claims that most of the weapons used in violent crimes were obtained illegally – including those used in the massacre in Nova Scotia in April. led to the new rules.
It was the deadliest such attack in Canadian history. Authorities said the attacker disguised himself as a police officer before shooting at least 13 people and setting fires that killed nine others. The attacker was killed by a Canadian police officer.
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Weeks later, Trudeau banned more than 1,500 rifle models and variants, including the AR-15, Mini-14, and firearms used by the Nova Scotia fighter.
“You don’t need an AR-15 to shoot down a deer,” Trudeau said at the time. “So, in effect immediately, it is no longer allowed to buy, sell, transport, import or use military, assault weapons in this country.”
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Fully automatic rifles were banned in Canada decades ago.
Robert Gearty of Fox News and the Associated Press contributed to this report.