Joe Rogan slams Justin Trudeau for saying Canadians do not have right to own a gun for self defense
Podcaster Joe Rogan criticized Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his recent comments that Canadians are not entitled to own a firearm for self-defense.
On Tuesday’s episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” Rogan played a clip of Trudeau’s performance on the “Pod Save the World” podcast during an interview with his guest and gun rights activist Colion Noir.
“He said that in Canada you have no right to own a gun to protect your life. It’s one of the wildest things I’ve ever seen anyone say because, first of all, I don’t believe it’s true,” Rogan said on his show. “I don’t think he’s right in terms of what — what have they got up there? They have no constitution. It’s not the same, whatever it is.’
In the podcast clip that aired on June 8, Trudeau said Canadians could only get firearms for hunting and target shooting, and people in his country who want a gun for self-protection don’t have that right.
“There are debates and we have a culture where the difference is that guns can be used for hunting or target shooting in Canada. And there are a lot of gun owners and they respect the law and obey the law, but you can’t use a gun for self-defense in Canada, no you don’t understand that,” Trudeau said.
Podcaster Joe Rogan criticized Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his recent comments that Canadians are not entitled to own a firearm for self-defense
In the podcast clip that aired on June 8, Trudeau said Canadians could only get firearms for hunting, but those who want a gun for self-protection don’t have that right.
“That’s not a right you have in the Constitution or anywhere else,” Trudeau continued.
“If you try to buy a gun and say it’s for self-defense, no, you don’t get that. You get it for hunting. You can get it for target shooting, take it to the range. No problem. As long as you go through our rigorous background checks, but there is a difference in the culture.’
Rogan said on his show Tuesday that he was “so disgusted” when he heard Trudeau’s comments that he “threw his hands in the air.”
Under the Canadian Firearms Act, a Canadian citizen is prohibited from obtaining a license to possess a firearm to protect himself or another.
below Section 5.1: ‘A person is not eligible for a license if it is desirable in the interests of the safety of that or another person that he should not be in possession of a firearm, crossbow, prohibited weapon, restricted weapon, prohibited device, ammunition or prohibited ammunition.’
The prime minister faced criticism earlier this month for his calls to introduce a “national freeze” on small arms possession in his country after the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
Critics have argued that his new proposed ban will do nothing to protect civilians, as many weapons “are already illegal” and the “freeze” does not address the “root cause” of the crime problem, which is gun smuggling.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, 50, has been criticized for his gun ban by critics who claim most crimes are committed with illegal weapons smuggled out of the US
Toronto Police said 85 percent of handguns seized in 2020 could be traced back to the U.S
Despite not having a centralized database for all of Canada, the CPB does keep a record of how many firearms — both limited and non-restricted models — it has seized at the border each fiscal year. So far, the CBP has taken 955 guns during the year 2021-2022, which ends in September. The number shot up 57 percent from the year 2020-2021
The Canadian government does not have a national firearms tracking system, so it’s unclear how many smuggled guns come from the US.
However, “more than 1,500 models and variants of assault-style firearms have been classified as prohibited” Canadian Border Patrol (CBP) told DailyMail.com in an earlier statement.
“All travelers must declare all firearms in their possession to a CBSA official when entering Canada,” the CBP said.
However, the Toronto Police Department reported in 2020 that 85 percent of handguns taken off the street in the US could be traced.
In addition, CBP has so far seized 955 firearms — both limited and non-restricted models — at 1,200 access points in fiscal year 2021-2022, which ends in September, the agency reported.
That’s a 57 percent increase between the year 2020-2021, when the CBP seized just 548 firearms. The year before, it took 753; in the year 2018-2019 it was 696; and the 2017-2018 it was 751 firearms.
Canada banned the sale and use of some 1,500 models of assault weapons, such as the AR-15 rifle, two years ago. Soon after, gun supporters marched to Parliament Hill during the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights in protest of the ban.