(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) Wildly popular podcaster Joe Rogan recently roasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for saying that Canadians can’t use guns for defending themselves.
On the June 14 episode of his The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, during an interview with his guest Colion Noir, a gun-rights activist, Rogan played a clip of Trudeau’s appearance on Pod Save the World and criticized Trudeau’s comments on gun control, according to the Daily Mail.
“He said you don’t have the right in Canada to own a gun to protect your life,” Rogan said.
“It is one of the wildest things I’ve ever seen anybody say, because first of all, I don’t believe it’s true,” he said.
“I don’t believe he is correct in terms of what — what do they have up there? They don’t have a constitution. It’s not the same, whatever it is.”
In the clip aired during the podcast, Trudeau said that Canadians do not have the right to defend themselves or their loved ones with a firearm.
“There are debates and we have a culture where the difference is guns can be used for hunting or… sport shooting in Canada,” Trudeau said.
“And lots of gun owners and they’re mostly law-respecting and law-abiding, but you can’t use a gun for self-protection in Canada. No, you don’t get that. That’s not a right that you have in the constitution or anywhere else.”
He added that using a gun in Canada is reserved for hunting and sports shooting only, and then only after hopping over the tall wall of bureaucracy.
“If you try and buy a gun and say, it’s for self-protection, no, you don’t get that,” Trudeau said. “You get it for hunting. You can get it for sports shooting, take it to the range. No problem,” Trudeau explained.
“As long as you go through our rigorous background checks, but there’s a difference around the culture.”
And the Canadian Firearms Act supports his words.
“A person is not eligible to hold a license if it is desirable, in the interests of the safety of that or any other person, that the person not possess a firearm, a cross-bow, a prohibited weapon, a restricted weapon, a prohibited device, ammunition or prohibited ammunition,” according to Section 5.1.