Canada on Friday announced an immediate ban on more than 1,5000 types of the military-grade weapons, days after a gunman killed at least 22 people in Nova Scotia.
“We said we’d ban assault-style firearms in Canada, and today we’re doing exactly that,” Prime Minister Trudeau said.
Speaking during a press conference, Trudeau said there will be a two-year amnesty period for the current owners of the weapons to comply with the prohibition.
He also added that legislation will be drafted in the coming months to provide ‘fair compensation’ to the owners of such weapons.
The announcement was made following the deadly shooting Nova Scotia last week which left at least 22 people dead.