Our Canadian friends knew it was coming even before the spree killing in Nova Scotia. That atrocity just gave the Prohibitionists more blood in which to dance. The RCMP has not yet made public exactly what firearms were involved in the string of murders, committed by a perpetrator who was already prohibited from owning firearms. Gun-banners have long since lost sight of the basic truth that only the law-abiding obey the laws they pass. Prime Minister Trudeau had made it clear he wanted to push through a massive gun ban before proceedings were derailed by the pandemic shutdown.
Aaand…here we are. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/01/canada-bans-assault-style-guns-229243.
The new law will ban possession of some 1500 named makes and models. Compensation “to be determined” and funded later. They’ve declared a two-year “amnesty,” during which they’re happy for you to export to other nations what they call “weapons of war” suitable only for “killing large numbers of human beings quickly.” Yeah, sure they’re doing this for the safety of their fellow man.
They are spewing the usual BS about a “buy-back,” a lie on its face because by definition no entity can “buy back” that which it did not sell, from people who do not want to give up their property.
More proof that registration leads to confiscation. Interestingly, reports are that when Canadians were told to register their rifles, compliance was low. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens.
As always, your commentary is invited. Particularly if you are a Canadian gun owner.