Tories coming under fire for gun bill revelations

The Coalition for Gun Control, which has mounted the fiercest defence of the long-gun registry, says that some of the weapons de-classified in the new Conservative legislation – aimed at dismantling the gun registry developed in the 1990s – are not the shotguns and rifles of farmers and hunters. The coalition, still analyzing the legislation, is sounding the alarm that weapons like the Ruger Mini-14 semi-automatic rifle used in the 1989 Montreal massacre and this summer’s events in Norway, sniper rifles that can pierce light armour from a distance of up to 1.5 kilometres, and rifles that can hit a target two kilometres away, are among those that fall under the class of “non-restricted” weapons and they are about to become unregistered. For more, read The Star’s article here.

Source: The Star

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