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This quote from the article makes it sound like the firearms are bascially going to be forcibly sold for a low price.

The ban is effective immediately but disposal of the weapons will be subject to a two-year amnesty period. Trudeau said some form of compensation would also be put in place but the firearms can also be exported and sold after a proper export license is obtained.
 

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The gunman did not have a firearms license and that only one weapon was traced back to Canada, police said.

I guess the fact the shooter was already in violation of the law on several counts means nothing, and more laws are required. Sound familiar? Never let a tragedy go to waste.
 

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The Order Declaring an Amnesty Period (2020) (the Amnesty Order) accompanies the Regulations to protect individuals, who were in lawful possession of one or more of the newly prohibited firearms or prohibited devices on the day the Regulations came into force, from criminal liability for unlawful possession for the purpose of allowing individuals to come into compliance with the law.

During the amnesty period, the Government intends to implement a buy-back program to compensate affected owners for the value of their firearms after they are delivered to a police officer; however, until a buy-back program is offered, affected owners will not be eligible for compensation. An option to participate in a grandfathering regime would also be made available for affected owners. Further public communications on the buy-back program and the grandfathering regime will follow later.

The Regulations and the Amnesty Order come into force on the day they are made. The Amnesty Order expires on April 30, 2022.
 

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Yes our drama teacher has banned the evil assault guns and it is a very large list. I'm hopping pettifogger1 is correct that those who own guns on the list can export them south of the border instead of handing them in for pennies on the dollar.
On the bright side of life the Alberta government has opened golf courses this weekend so maybe trap clubs can open soon. And we can get shooting again.
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Does that order say anything about being able to use them yourself during that "amNASTY" time? Can you take them out to the range and have a chance to use up all the ammo you may have? Or will you be subject to breaking some other law if you even take them out of the house?

When dealing with politicians you not only have to listen to what they say but also what they DO NOT say! Remember, they will bend a word backwards to get it to say what they want it to say.
 

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You cannot take them to the range or anywhere else. They can only be kept at your home and not taken anywhere unless you are turning them in. The government is going to ask parliament to pass a bill to pay "Fair Market Value" for the rifles.
The government did not even go to parliament, they passed an order in council so they can circumvent parliament and push ahead with their liberal agenda. This is to keep the anti gun liberals happy and help them get elected the next time around.
A very sad day for gun owners in Canada.
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Shooter did not legally own the firearms so all this does, like usual, is hurt the legal gun owner.
They just will never understand that criminals could care less about gun laws and since this shooter obtained the weapons illegally how would this new ban have stopped it?
You are correct it would not have!

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All I read was that there were 2 semi-auto rifles and one of those could be described as a military style weapon. He also had 2-3 semi-auto pistols.
 

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What a shame....

.......Canada

The once great northern wilderness; land of pioneers, explorers, hunters, trappers, fisherman....the Inuit...the Great White North. The symbol of the Mountain Man. Most of it unpopulated.

Now it looks to be an overly liberal, anti-gun country. Who would’ve ever thought that, and when was it that it was allowed to happen?
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What a shame....

.......Canada

The once great northern wilderness; land of pioneers, explorers, hunters, trappers, fisherman....the Inuit...the Great White North. The symbol of the Mountain Man. Most of it unpopulated.

Now it looks to be an overly liberal, anti-gun country. Who would’ve ever thought that, and when was it that it was allowed to happen?
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I suspect it is no different than here. Hardworking people in the West and MidWest, living under the dictates of the elite Eastern city dwellers.
 

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I suspect it is no different than here. Hardworking people in the West and MidWest, living under the dictates of the elite Eastern city dwellers.
You nailed it Rick. Big cities in eastern Canada have the votes to elect idiots like Trudeau. They pass laws to keep that voter base happy, screw the rest.
 

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This has been in the works for several years.
It is political theatre, to differentiate the Liberals and cement their electors. They ran on this policy in the last election.
The general non-shooting public have no idea what current gun laws are and are under the delusion that this will somehow make them safer.
This firearm ban may actually improve the Liberal chance of a majority in the next election, sad as that is.
The Conservative party has been stunningly incompetent in recent years.
 
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