$756 Million: The Liberal Gun ‘Buyback’ Program | June 29, 2021
Today, the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) provided a cost analysis of the
Liberal government’s firearms buyback program.
The PBO has found that the actual cost of the buyback will be approximately $756 million to buy back 518,000 firearms – three times higher than the Liberal government’s original estimate. This figure does not include the cost to administer the Liberal government’s firearms buyback program.
With the support of the NDP, Canadians are now seeing the true cost of Trudeau’s agenda – approximately $750 million wasted to take legal firearms from law-abiding Canadian citizens. Like the first Liberal government gun registry, the firearms buyback program is yet another billion-dollar boondoggle that does nothing to truly address increasing violent crime, gun smuggling, and gang violence in our communities.
The simple fact is that every dollar spent taking a firearm away from a law-abiding firearm owner is a dollar not going to fight the core issue of firearm crime in Canada – ILLEGALLY SMUGGLED GUNS.
If you don’t care about protecting public safety and respecting law-abiding firearms owners, there are three parties to choose from. If you do, there is only one choice to secure Canada’s future: Canada’s Conservatives.