The buyback (of property that was never theirs in the first place) is part of the Liberals grandfathering out of handgun ownership and a ban on more than 1500 popular rifles and shotguns. The moves are part of successive attacks on firearms rights in Canada dating back to May 2020.
Initially, the Liberals claimed the buyback program would cost roughly $200 million. The parliamentary budget office put the estimate closer to $800 million.
However, with hundreds of firearm models moving from non-restricted (and thus non-registered), both of these estimates are just wild guesses as the true numbers of the guns in Canada unable to be ascertained.
But the government, in the end, wants them all. The Liberals always do.
Joining me tonight is Tony Bernardo, executive director of the Canadian Shooting Sports Association, to discuss the future of gun rights in Canada and what you can do to fight back.