CERB cheques were used by street gangs to buy illegal handguns from the US
"Dozens" of gang members used their cheques to buy illegal weapons from the United States, a source said.
Over the past month, hundreds of guns have quietly been outlawed by the RCMP on top of the 1,500 firearms previously banned by the Liberal government.
An online petition against the Order in Council decision which banned over 1,500 firearms has now become the most signed official petition in Canadian history.
An op-ed written by Peter MacKay in 2000 argued that in perfect gun legislation "assault rifles and automatic weapons will be banned."