Feds taking aim at yet to be defined military assault weapons - Loonie Politics

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The federal government is taking aim – pardon the pun – at “military-style assault weapons.”  That sounds like a reasonable enough thing to do, except for one key detail: no one knows what that means.

The assault rifles similar to those used by the military are already prohibited in Canada.  You won’t find them at your neighbourhood gun store, nor will you encounter any other firearm that shoots in fully automatic fashion.  This method of fire is essential for a gun to be classed as an assault rifle, though the technical definition is miles away from the political one . . .

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