TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will ban AR-15 rifles owned by federally licensed sport shooters and stores next month, the Canadian Shooting Sports Association said, citing two government sources it didn’t name.
“Today, two separate, unconnected government sources, one of whom who [sic.] has direct knowledge of the plan, confirm the Liberal government’s proposed ‘sweeping gun ban’ will include the AR-15 target rifle,” Oshawa, Ontario-based CSSA said today in an e-mail to members. “We have no information if any other firearms will be included.”
— Canadian Shooting Sports Association (@CSSA_CILA) May 10, 2019
Clement: ‘Sweeping Gun Ban’
Tony Clement, an independent member of parliament, said yesterday that Trudeau will order a “sweeping gun ban” early next month. The MP didn’t identify the source of his information. The government said it hasn’t made a decision.
Bill C-71 Confiscations
Trudeau is also preparing to pass Bill C-71 as a new law to prohibit rifles from more than 10,000 people and make it easier to confiscate any firearm after the owner dies.
100,000 ‘Restricted’ Rifles
Canadians own about 70,000 so-called “Restricted” AR-15s for personal use, and businesses and museums own about 12,000 more, TheGunBlog.ca reported this week, based on data from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The three types of owners have about 100,000 “Restricted” rifles in total, we reported today.
From the CSSA E-mail
Will current owners of AR-15 rifles be permitted to keep their lawfully owned property under the delayed confiscation system known as “Grandfathering”?
We don’t know, but it appears likely, based upon Bill C-71’s proposed firearm classifications 12(11) and 12(14).
Will current owners of AR-15 rifles be permitted to take their guns to the shooting range for target practice and shooting competitions?
Again, we don’t know but it appears likely, based upon Bill C-71’s proposed firearm classifications 12(11) and 12(14).