TWO VERY IMPORTANT THINGS happened on the gun law front Friday that lead me to think we might finally be making some progress, albeit imperfectly.
Along with Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, Justice Minister David Lametti, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair and Joel Lightbound, parliamentary secretary for public safety, Trudeau outlined a decision to ban “military-style assault rifles” or “assault-style rifles.”
Coincidentally, just a few hours earlier, the Angus Reid Institute released the results of a new public opinion survey showing that Canadians strongly support such a ban.
So, public opinion and political action are finally in sync with one another.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He writes five commentaries a week for CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.