As countries throughout the world deal with the coronavirus pandemic, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is taking advantage of the crisis by announcing an outright ban on 1,500 different makes and models of “military-style assault weapons.”

Since there is no legal definition for the terms “assault-style” or “military-style” in Canada, the vague wording essentially means all semi-automatic rifles.

In a Tuesday announcement Trudeau revealed that starting today, licensed gun owners are forbidden from selling, transporting, importing or simply using any of the 1,500 weapons listed by the government.



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