I see this very much as the follow up to the trucker vaccine thing. Well calculated division. Most Canadian's will either support or not care, and the vast majority of legal gun owners are left almost completely untouched. 5 rounds has been the long gun cap for what, 30 years? Restricted licenses make up what, 1/6 of PAL's? But the opposition has to fight it on principle, which distracts from winning at general. In my opinion this is less about capitalizing on fear and more about capitalizing on apathy to generate localized anger.It's not that weird when you look it at as an extension of our polarization. If gun ownership was big in the Liberal party they wouldn't propose such stupidity.
This is isn't legislation for a safer Canada this is legislation to attack the other politcal side.