Canada proposes to tighten controls on the sale of guns. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday introduced a legislation which requires gun retailers in the country to keep records of firearms inventory and sales for at least 20 years.
The proposed bill will also expand the scope of background checks of those who want to acquire a gun. Personal history questions on a license application will cover a person’s entire lifetime instead of five years.
The legislation will also require purchasers of rifles and shotguns to present a valid license. Currently, license verification is voluntary for non-restricted firearms like rifles.