Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced effective immediately that assault-style weapons will be banned. His actions are the response to the Nova Scotia mass shooting that killed 22 people.
This type of action was expected, as one of his campaign promises was to restrict certain weapons, and his original plan was delayed to the coronavirus pandemic. He previously attempted to pass this type of legislation but failed due to not having the support needed.
List of Banned Rifles
The list of rifles that are banned includes group buys that supported AR-related forums such as AR15.com, and the AR15ChatterBox.
The Prime Minister goes as far as to say that he will also be banning the Ruger Mini-14, as it was also used previously in a shooting, that took the lives of a dozen women back in 1989.
To see the full list of firearms now banned in Canada, and the law in its entirety, the link is here.
Nova Scotia Shooting
The Nova Scotia shooter (we will not post their name) incident went on for 12 hours, impersonating a police officer, including having a replica police car. Once again, the laws that have been enacted would not have prevented the crime they are said to prevent. Only one of the guns used were traced to Canada, and it has been said he obtained them illegally. The gunman did not have the proper license to obtain these guns, but legal gun owners must now pay the consequences.
There is a two year amnesty period for legal gun owners to turn them in, and receive some type of compensation. Trudeau has also said you may export them from the country once an export license has been obtained.
Trudeau commented that the time for thoughts and prayers were over, along with no need for an AR15 to hunt deer.
Just seems odd, that a country with one of the highest per gun capita, and lowest “massacre” recorded would pass such a overreaching type of legislation. Literally having more massacres before 1900, than after, with some occurring with a knife. Source – Wikipedia.