Manitoba is the latest province to stand up against Trudeau’s Liberal governments gun “buy-back” program.
Only days apart, Manitoba joined Alberta and Saskatchewan, telling the RCMP and federal government that they would not participate in or fund any gun “buy-back” programs.
Manitoba Minister of Justice and Attorney General Kelvin Goertzen wrote to Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino that Manitoba will not participate in the federal governments “buy-back” program to take legal guns from legal gun owners.
“On September 13th, I wrote the federal Minister of Public Safety, The Honourable Marco Mendicino, regarding the �?buy-back’ program for guns that federal Liberal government is enacting,” said Goertzen’s Facebook post.
The letter said the following:
“We feel many aspects of the federal approach to gun crimes unnecessarily target lawful gun owners while having little impact on criminals, who are unlikely to follow gun regulations in any event. In Manitoba’s view, any buy-back program cannot further erode precious provincial police resources, already suffering from large vacancy rates, from focusing on investigation of violent crime.”
“We will be bringing these concerns, along with the shared concern of Saskatchewan and Alberta, directly to the federal government next month in meetings of Ministers of Justice and Ministers of Public Safety.”
Saskatchewan’s Chief Firearms Officer Robert Freberg called the “buy-back” program a “confiscation program.” in an interview with radio host John Gormley.
Instead of attacking law-abiding gun owners, Manitoba will target real gun violence and the weapons used in those crimes.