Behold the sea of masked servants of state behind him nodding their heads in bovine agreement.
But, despite the widespread attention Trudea’s gun ban attracted, one critical aspect of the speech has been overlooked:
“These are actions that doctors… have been calling for for years. And we’re acting on their advice.”
By way of implication, Trudeau casually inserts the parenthetical addendum that doctors set gun policy now – as if that authority so naturally and intuitively fits within doctors’ purview that it required no elaboration.
Likewise, here’s Biden dutifully repeating his handler’s talking points, discussing potentially following in Trudeau’s footsteps in banning guns on Public Health© grounds: