Non-obligatory buyback program may see assault-style gun ban unravel, group warns


OTTAWA – A number one proponent of stricter gun management says permitting house owners of just lately banned firearms to maintain them would make it simpler for a unique authorities to reverse the ban in future.

In a letter to Public Security Minister Invoice Blair, the group PolySeSouvient urges the Liberal authorities to implement a compulsory buyback program for all assault-style weapons.

The Liberals outlawed a variety of firearms early this month, saying the weapons had been designed for the battlefield, not searching or sport capturing.

The ban covers some 1,500 fashions and variants of what the federal government considers assault-style weapons, that means they will not be legally used, offered or imported.

The federal government proposes a program that may enable present house owners to obtain compensation for turning within the designated firearms or maintain them by means of a grandfathering course of but to be labored out.

Sport shooters, firearm rights advocates and a few Conservative MPs have questioned the worth of the measures in combating crime.