The most recent shooting in Nova Scotia, the deadliest in Canada’s history, has led Canada Prime Trudeau to announce a ban on 1,500 varieties of assault weapons, effective immediately. On the other hand, it gives law-abiding gun owners a two-year amnesty period to comply.

The ban specifies nine broad rifle models, including the AR-15 family of rifles used in Sandy Hook, Las Vegas and many other notorious mass shootings, the Ruger Mini-14 used at École Polytechnique, and the M14 used to slay three RCMP officers in Moncton.

In addition, the government will ban .50-calibre rifles, a category made up largely of high-powered sniper weapons, and firearms with calibres of more than 20 millimetres. [Source]

This is a great move. While there are plenty of lawful sports shooters and hunters in Canada and elsewhere, I don’t see the point of owning a weapon designed to kill the largest amount of people in the shortest amount of time at your home. I’m sure there are plenty of shooting clubs that allow you to rent these weapons on-site and return them once done.

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