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“They Deserve More Than Thoughts and Prayers”: Canada Bans Assault Weapons After Nova Scotia Massacre

HeadlineMay 04, 2020

Canada is banning military-style assault firearms, including the AR-15, two weeks after a gunman in Nova Scotia killed 22 people during a 12-hour rampage — the worst mass shooting in Canadian history. This is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaking Friday.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: “We are closing the market for military-grade assault weapons in Canada. We are banning 1,500 models and variants of these firearms by way of regulations. These weapons were designed for one purpose and one purpose only: to kill the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time.”

“Families [of the victims] deserve more than thoughts and prayers,” said Justin Trudeau as he announced the new measures.

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