TORONTO — The Canadian government on Friday announced an immediate ban on some 1,500 makes and models of “military-grade” assault weapons, including two models used by the gunman who killed 22 people last month in rural Nova Scotia during the country’s deadliest mass shooting.
“These weapons were designed for one purpose and one purpose only: to kill the largest amount of people in the shortest amount of time,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said during a news conference in Ottawa on Friday that began with him listing several mass shootings in the country’s history.
We’re all here today — well, most of us — the sun has gone on shining and the sea still rushes to shore, so I’m assuming this was not the end of the world, though I’m sure the whining, moaning, caterwauling and bitching of the gun strokers of the True North will make you think otherwise.
Gun owners will have two years to turn in their weapons, and they will receive “fair compensation”. Sounds more than fair to me.