Nenshi says city won’t immediately tap into new powers to ban guns

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In a statement, Alberta Justice Minister Kaycee Madu said “it appears once again that Ottawa is more interested in targeting law-abiding Canadians rather than the criminals who recklessly endanger public safety by ignoring all laws.” “We know that the overwhelming majority of guns used in committing crimes in Canada are illegally smuggled over the United States border, and we fully support efforts to crack down on smuggled guns,” Madu said Tuesday. “The federal government seems to be obsessively focused on duly licensed Canadian firearms owners. Hundreds of thousands of Canadians purchased their property legally, and have used that property legally and safely for many years. These citizens should not be treated like criminals by their own federal government.”