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According to John Paul Tasker of Canada’s CBC News Public safety minister has drafted a list of firearms to be banned — including weapons used in mass shootings.
“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced a ban on some 1,500 makes and models of military-grade "assault-style" weapons in Canada, effective immediately.
It goes on to say: “The Liberal Party promised some sort of buyback program in the last election, something that could cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.”
A full list of the firearms that have been banned is available through the Canada Gazette.
"These weapons were designed for one purpose and one purpose only: to kill the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time," Trudeau said. "There is no use and no place for such weapons in Canada."
ALLISON ARMS INPUT:
The gun control freaks are salivating at the mouth now! What in the world does Canada hope to accomplish with this? If the leadership there (like some of the leadership here in America) does not understand that, all this accomplishes is, de-arming law-abiding citizens, then, they are unfit to lead. All they are doing is catering to the uneducated to continue to get their votes so that they can stay in power. It even says in the article that the gunman got the weapons ILLEGALLY! What criminal cares about the law?!
And what, exactly, is an “assault-style weapon”? There is no real definition! "These weapons were designed for one purpose and one purpose only: to kill the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time”. NO, you dummy…ALL guns were designed to kill…as efficiently as possible. Whether for sport or self-defense, the goal is to kill as quickly and efficiently as possible. Sure, we can go have fun plinking around, but the point of that is training (it’s just fun to train, haha). An “assault-style weapon” is no different than the semi-auto Remington shotgun (from the 1930’s) that I learned to shoot with. Step 1: Load bullets. Step 2: Pull the trigger. There is no step 3 because it’s still the same result…one bullet comes out. They only come out as fast as you can bend your trigger finger….no matter what semi-auto weapon you have!
“Today's ban does not cover handguns, the weapon of choice for gang members”. That’s just laughable! I am looking at my .357 Sig Glock 33 right now. It is also a semi-auto and will go BOOM every time I pull the trigger! I keep one in the chamber, fully loaded, hollow-point bullets, and an extra magazine right here in it in the office…because you can NEVER be too protected!
In closing, this is absolutely ridiculous! More killings come from kitchen knives and the use of human hands than "assault-style rifles." When do those get banned?
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