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Canada bans guns. US could be next.

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It only took one mass shooting for Canada to ban most guns.

Canada, which does not have the same right to bear arms in their Constitution like the United States, has released a list of 1,500 types of “assault weapons” that would no longer be legal in Canada.

But despite Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s claims that these are simply “assault weapons,” his list goes far, far further in the scope of what’s now banned.

The list even includes bolt action rifles, which have been around for more than a century. Bolt action rifles, which aren’t even semi-automatic weapons because each round must be fed into the gun by the shooter, have been a favorite of hunters and sportsmen for decades.

Trudeau’s historic crackdown on guns in Canada comes after the country suffered its worst mass shooting in history in the province of Nova Scotia.

All in all, 22 people were killed across Nova Scotia by 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman. Police suspect that the issue began as a domestic dispute between Wortman and his girlfriend.

Gun violence is relatively rare in Canada, especially after sweeping restrictions were enforced in 1989, after 14 people were killed in a mass shooting in Montreal.

Trudeau’s plan, however, is already attracting huge backlash–with Canada’s influential National Post newspaper calling the ban “incoherent” and “hastily-assembled.”


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