Trudeau Scrutinized For Calling Long-Gun Registry a ‘Failure’

This article was last updated on April 16, 2022

The forerunner of Liberal party leadership, Justin Trudeau, is being crucially scrutinized for saying harsh words to condemn the long-gun registry, alleging it to be a complete “failure.” Mr. Trudeau was visiting an aerospace plant on Friday in Hawkesbury, Ont., where while replying to some questions of reporters, he alleged that “the long-gun registry, as it was, was a failure and I am not going to resuscitate that.”

Trudeau is being criticized by numerous prominent political opponents for previously having voted to keep the registry, who allege that Montreal MP is pandering to different groups in his attempts to become Liberal leader. Public Safety Minister, Vic Toews, asserted that Mr. Trudeau “had years to work” with the Conservatives if he really wanted to end the long-gun registry. Mr. Toews mentioned in a tweet post, that Mr. Trudeau “says one thing in rural Canada, another in the House.”

Mr. Trudeau voted in 2010 against a private member’s bill which was drafted to denounce the federal long-gun registry. A tweet post by NDP principal secretary, Karl Belanger, said that “Indeed Trudeau voted against the bill to kill the ‘failure.’” Belanger asserted that “we will continue to look at ways of keeping our cities safe and making sure that we do address the concerns around domestic violence that happen right across the country, in rural as well as urban areas in which, unfortunately, guns do play a role.” “But there are better ways of keeping us safe than that registry which is, has been removed.”

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