Breaking news out of Canada Assault-style weapons are banned in effective immediately, the country’s prime minister said Friday afternoon.
Over 1,500 makes and models of military-grade “assault-style” weapons are banned
(Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)
“You don’t need an AR-15 to bring down a deer,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at a news conference in Ottawa. “So, effective immediately, it is no longer permitted to buy, sell, transport, import or use military-grade assault weapons in this country.”
The Canadian government will be offering current owners of assualt guns the ability to grandfather in their ownerships, allowing them to still possess these guns under specific terms. Owners will also have the ability to be compensated through a buyback program, though the details of both options have yet to be outlined.