Liberals pledge to ban ‘assault-style’ firearms

Written by Ragini Joshi

Published on : September 20, 2019 12:27

Liberals pledge to ban ‘assault-style’ firearms
Liberals pledge to ban ‘assault-style’ firearms

The liberal leader made a new announcement today morning about banning “assault-style” firearms. Party promised to work with the provinces to allow Canadian municipalities to take a decision on handguns ban.

The semi-automatic assault rifle ban will include the AR-15, a weapon the party says is “specifically designed to inflict mass human casualties and [has] no place in Canadian society.”

“These weapons are specifically designed to inflict mass human casualties and have no place in Canadian society,” Trudeau said, speaking in the Toronto riding of Don Valley East today morning.

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“You do not need a military-style assault rifle, one designed to kill the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time to take down a deer,” Justin Trudeau said.

It is to be mentioned here that Ontario Premier Doug Ford has said he opposes a ban on handgun sales in Toronto.

The Liberal Gun Control Platform promises also includes:
Preventing people suspected of posing a danger to themselves or others, including their partners or children, from possessing or acquiring new firearms.
Require that everyone importing ammunition show proof of a valid firearms license.
Strengthen safe-storage laws to make it harder for legal weapons to fall into the hands of criminals.
Not bring back the long-gun registry.