Gun Owners Plan to Fight Justin Trudeau's Assault Weapons Ban - 2020-05-05
As a firearms owner, Greg Dunn is disappointed about the Liberal government's decision to ban 1,500 assault-style weapons. As a lawyer, he's not convinced he has to accept it.
"Ultimately, if Canadians decide these firearms are so inherently dangerous that we don't want them in society, we've got the power to prohibit them, but that should be done through a proper legislative process," said Dunn.
On Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that a wide swath of "military-grade assault weapons" in Canada have been reclassified as prohibited, and can no longer be used, bought, sold, transported, or imported. While the term "assault weapons" is contentious due to the lack of a clear definition, the rules target guns like AR-15 rifles, which have been used in mass shootings like Sandy Hook and Parkland, and the Ruger Mini-14 used in the 1989 École Polytechnique shooting.