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Maybe, maybe not. But its a very visible way of showing that they are doing something.Well yes - but it won't change gun violence - none of the Major Cities in Canada have crimes to any significant % being conducted with legal firearms.
90% are with firearms already prohibited in Canada - so the ban won't do SFA
7 out of 10 Canadians want more restrictions on firearms. That's math. Gun owners can cry about this all they like, but if 7 out of 10 people believe something, you had better believe that the political parties will shift to accommodate that. The fact that the LPC is able to use this as a wedge issue only makes things worse for the CPC. Its easy to paint the CPC as the party willing to remove restrictions on guns when everyone who opposes restrictions on guns vote for the CPC, making it so the 7 out of 10 who want more restrictions on guns feels uneasy about the CPC being in power.It isn't math - it's the fact Liberals love to misconstrue the story - anyone honest and semi intelligent looking at the firearms crime in Canada can see that further restrictions aren't going to change anything.
This is repeated across the board.
Abortion, vaccine mandates, childcare, the environment.
Until the CPC is willing to get onside with the 65-70 percent of progressive voters in the country they are pretty much going to need to hang around until people tire of the LPC enough to give them a chance. And even then, they will need to be non threatening enough to have progressives stomach them in government, otherwise the LPC will use the standard scare tactics to get enough progressives to vote for them to keep the CPC out.
How the CPC does that without completely alienating their base is the golden question. O'Toole seems to be trying. He's pro choice, he wants a carbon tax, he tossed gun owners under the bus during the campaign, I can imagine him just going along with a established Childcare system. But for all his effort he seems to be facing significant dissent from his own ranks.