What Does This Mean For Tax Payers ?
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Firearm owner or not this is something that should concern all Canadian’s. The Justin Trudeau spending spree sees no end, if he’s not spending your money giving his friends contracts and lining the pockets of the already wealthy. He’s now looking at spending the Canadian tax payers money on buying back firearms that have been used safely in Canada for over the last 40 plus years. The buyback program which started off being costed out to the amount of 256 million is now north of 750+ million. Shocked ? I am not in the least, what many Canada’s do not understand there will be many other costs that will go along with the buyback program that will drive the cost up. If I had to guess north of 5 billion when you add in all the factors.
Where is this all coming from ? Well since the Liberal government took power under Justin Trudeau back in 2015 they ran on a platform of falsehoods with the use and policies of firearms. All firearms owners know this is simply not true, all the red tape you must cross in order to get a PAL or RPAL (non restricted and Restricted firearms licence) in Canada, The restrictions they must follow in regards to storage, transportation and usage. Yet the general public not interest in firearms along with the anti firearms public have no idea of the policies and red tape one must go through in order to get a firearms license in Canada, so they are the perfect target to with the Trudeau falsehoods.
Heck if I was not a sport shooter and firearms collector that had not taken a firearms training course to obtain my RPAL, I might actually believe everything the Trudeau government has been spewing out. Firearms owners are not the problem.
I feel safer on a gun range then I would walking around any metropolitan area in Canada. known criminals do not follow rules, they have no respect for the law of the land
Where Does This Leave The Tax Payers?
It leaves Canadian tax payers and future tax payers with a rather large bill and for what? will this make Canada any safer ? The anti firearms people and this government will argue yes it will make Canada safer by getting firearms off the street. Their solution remove firearms from the 2.2+ million licenses firearms owners, the ones vetted each day by the RCMP through the continuing eligibility program. Adding on to each Canadian’s debit with a total cost of over 1 billion dollars by the time you factor in every.
If we are going to spend that kind of money shouldn’t we at least try and solve the root problem. Spend money at our boarders to stop the illegal flow of firearms into the country that get diverted into the illegal market, spend money on policing in high crime areas, spend money on education in schools with firearms safety courses as well have youth programs for troubled teens steering them away from the life of gangs. lastly greater penalties for people who do not follow the laws.
I want a safer Canada just like the next person well still respecting the tax payers. wasting tax dollars on removing firearms from well vetted citizens of Canada is not the solution and not going after the real problem is only going to cost the Canadian tax payers more money after we see that this was a 1 billion plus failure.
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