Following Nova Scotia Shooting, Canada Bans Assault-Style Weapons
"You don't need an AR-15 to bring down a deer," said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Following random shootings back in early April, in which 22 people including a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police lost their lives, our neighbors to the north have banned military-grade "assault-style" weapons, effective immediately, according to the CBC.
As of today, the market for assault-style weapons has been closed. Licensed gun owners and dealers will no longer be able to use, transport or sell these weapons anymore.
The Canadian government will soon institute a buy-back program and all Canadians will have until April of 2020 to comply. Between now and then will be an amnesty period, in which people can either somehow return the guns to the manufacturer, or export them out of the country via a sale of some sort.
An assault-style weapon could be either a semi or automatic weapon with a larger "magazine" that carries a large amount of ammunition.
"Canadians need more than thoughts and prayers," Trudeau said.