Canada has announced an immediate ban on over 1,500 types of “military-grade” assault weapons after its worst ever mass murder/rampage last month in Nova Scotia.
After the nation’s deadliest massacre that killed 22 people in a 12-hour rampage between April 18 and 19, the legislation arrives less than two weeks.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated, “You don’t need an AR-15 to bring down a deer. So, effective immediately, it is no longer permitted to buy, sell, transport, import or use military-grade assault weapons in this country. These weapons were designed for one purpose, and one purpose only, to kill the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time. There is no use and no place for such weapons in Canada.”
The disposal of weapons are subject to a two-year amnesty period despite the ban being effective immediately. In addition, Trudeau said that officials are working on creating a form of compensation for the now-banned firearms still in residents’ possession.