Canada bans assault weapons after mass shooting in Nova Scotia

Source: ABC News - View Original Article
Published: May 03, 2020
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65% Conservative


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Gun Control

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56% "Canada is banning military-style assault weapons after the country's deadliest mass-shooting in history, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday.""
-53% "There is no need in Canada for guns designed to kill the largest amount of people, in the shortest amount of time.""
-56% "There will be a two-year amnesty period for law-abiding gun owners and the prime minister said fair compensation would be given.""
-57% "Trudeau spoke about the issue on Thursday, but only said a decision would be made in the coming days.""
-63% "He said measures to strengthen gun control were ready to go before parliament was suspended on March 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.""
-64% "Investigators said some of the other victims, including Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constable Heidi Stevenson, were randomly killed.""
-65% "[It's] something on which there is a large consensus by Canadians who want to see less violence and fewer deaths from gun violence in ..."
-66% "We have long committed to strengthening gun control in this country, including banning military-style assault weapons, he said.""
-67% "The ban is effective immediately and includes 1,500 models of military-style assault weapons.""

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

56% : Canada is banning military-style assault weapons after the country's deadliest mass-shooting in history, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday.
47% : "There is no need in Canada for guns designed to kill the largest amount of people, in the shortest amount of time."
44% : There will be a two-year amnesty period for law-abiding gun owners and the prime minister said "fair compensation" would be given.
43% : Trudeau spoke about the issue on Thursday, but only said a decision would be made in the coming days.
37% : He said measures to strengthen gun control were ready to go before parliament was suspended on March 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
36% : Investigators said some of the other victims, including Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constable Heidi Stevenson, were randomly killed.
35% : "[It's] something on which there is a large consensus by Canadians who want to see less violence and fewer deaths from gun violence in this country," Trudeau said.
34% : "We have long committed to strengthening gun control in this country, including banning military-style assault weapons," he said.
33% : "These weapons were designed for one purpose and one purpose only: to kill the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time.
33% : The ban is effective immediately and includes 1,500 models of military-style assault weapons.
31% : The announcement comes nearly two weeks after the deadliest shooting rampage in Canadian history.
28% : Canadian law enforcement officials said 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman allegedly targeted his former partner during the killing spree, which took place at six sites and destroyed several properties.
25% : Last year New Zealand banned all military-style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles after a deadly shooting killed more than 50.
20% : There is no use and no place for such weapons in Canada," Trudeau said in a briefing where he announced the decision.
15% : On April 18 and 19, at least 22 people were killed in a mass shooting in Nova Scotia.
4% : "It is no longer permitted to buy, sell, transport, import or use military-grade assault weapons in this country," he said.

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