More on semi-autos and gun ban

Word is that Yorkton-Melville MP Garry Breitkreuz met with Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day and in response to the rumour about the banning of semi-automatic firearms,  the Minister said: “There will be no reclassification of firearms.”

Not sure exactly what that means. Does it mean that they would have to reclassify them to ban them or can you ban them without reclassifying them? Was that a real answer? I don’t think that I feel any better about the issue.

But speaking of semi-autos, the above-mentioned Garry Breitkreuz received an access to information answer from the RCMP about the number of semi-auto firearms legally  registered in Canada (Note that I didn’t say the actual number in Canada).

The info is broken down by province, but the total number of registered non-restricted semi-autos – handguns, rifles and shotguns – is 974,449. (There were 3 non-restricted handguns listed. I haven’t figured that one out yet, but the RCMP note says that they are “anomalies”.) The overall total including non-restricted, restricted and prohibs is 1,309,546.

And they were excited in Toronto about collecting 261 guns last November during their gun amnesty.

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