May 01 , 2020
Canadian Prime Minister, and documented white apologist yet somehow racist, Justin Trudeau on Friday announced that assault-style firearms would be banned for our neighbors to the north.
The unsurprising move follows Trudeau's vow to push for stricter gun control after Nova Scotia's mass shooting ended with 23 dead on April 19, in which somebody who clearly has no respect for laws wielded a weapon with bad intent. It's unclear how Trudeau thinks gun laws would have stopped this, as murder is already illegal in Canada.
Starting Friday, around 1,500 makes and models of firearms will be banned from law-abiding and licensed gun owners to sell, transport, import or use in the country. Just a reminder, the guy who shot everybody doesn't abide by laws, as is a common theme among mass shooters.
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair backed the move, saying, "As of today, the market for assault weapons in Canada is closed. Enough is enough — banning these firearms will save Canadian lives." It's currently unclear how that will save lives, since it only affects folks who obey the law---which mass shooters do not.
A gracious two-year amnesty period will be available for people who already own the listed firearms to comply with the ban, and new legislation would be passed to provide "fair compensation" for owners of the now-illegal firearms. There's no such thing as fair compensation for confiscation of private property.
All Canadians are expected to comply with the new law by April 2022, according to Justice Minister David Lametti, and the citizens who refuse to comply will face criminal charges.
"These weapons were designed for one purpose and one purpose only — only to kill the largest amount of people in the shortest amount of time," Trudeau said, which anyone who has owned them or has a lick of sense knows to be utter malarkey.
"You don't need an AR-15 to bring down a deer," Trudeau said in a moment of profound wisdom.
Gun models like the M16, M4, AR-10, and AR-15 rifles are on the list of banned assault weapons, and there are an estimated 83,572 in Canada currently, CBC News reported, citing Radio-Canada.