Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces new gun control legislation in Ottawa, Ontario, on Monday, May 30, 2022. (Patrick Doyle/The Canadian Press via AP)

by Brad Salzberg


August 2, 2022

In the years following World War I, the Weimar Republic passed strict gun control laws in an attempt to comply with the Versailles Treaty of 1919 – laws that required the surrender of all guns to government.

“The laws remained in effect until 1928, when the German parliament relaxed gun restrictions and put into effect a strict firearm-licensing scheme. These licensing regulations foreshadowed Adolph Hitler’s rise to power.”

In her 2011 book, Professor of Criminal Justice Dyan McGuire wrote that “it is frequently argued that these laws, which resulted in the confiscation of weapons not belonging to supporters of the Nazis, rendered disfavoured groups like the Gypsies, Jews, homosexuals, Poles, and their potential allies defenseless.”

Seems gun confiscation is no longer limited to fascist regimes– Canada’s Liberal government are getting in on the action.

Recently reported is a plan suggesting the Trudeau government will recruit private entities for a mass weapons round-up. Rather than rely on law enforcement or government agents to seize, disable, transport, and dispose of the firearms, the Liberals are putting the program out for private tender.

In July, 2022, the government’s public services and procurement website posted a Tender Notice – Request for Information (RFI) related to the Buyback Program. 

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