Canada bans assault weapons

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces a ban on assault style weapons. The ban comes two weeks after a gunman killed 22 in a shooting, using two of the now-banned rifles.


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May 1, 2020 - 3:52 PM

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an immediate ban Friday on the sale and use of assault-style weapons in Canada, two weeks after a gunman killed 22 people in Nova Scotia.

“Canadians need more than thoughts and prayers,” he said.

He cited numerous mass shootings in the country, including the rampage that killed 22 in Nova Scotia April 18 and 19. He announced the ban of over 1,500 models and variants of assault-style firearms, including two guns used by the gunman as well as the AR-15 and other weapons that have been used in a number of mass shootings in the United States

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