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(JUST THE NEWS) – The Canadian province of Alberta is opposing the national government's firearms ban and is taking steps to prevent the potential seizure of thousands of guns under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's mandatory firearm buyback program.
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Alberta Justice Minister Tyler Shandro, the province's top legal official, said last week that Canada's minister of public safety requested police resources to start seizing firearms this fall.
Shandro opposed having Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers confiscate weapons and said he will protest any provincial-federal policing agreement, according to the CBC, Canada's state-funded news network.