On May 1, Canada immediately banned a wide range of firearms. Owners of these guns will be required to turn them in to the government within the next two years. Owners will allegedly receive compensation for the surrendered guns. Associated Press reported there may be some grandfather process that would allow some of these guns to be retained, but the process has yet to be worked out.
Banned Gun List
Here is what Canada has banned. This includes the specific platforms as well as any variants thereof.
- AR-15, AR-10, M16, M4. The banning legislation specifically lists nearly 950 individual guns by make and model. Upper receivers are also banned.
- Beretta CX4 Storm
- CZ Scorpion EVO 3
- M14, M1A
- Robinson Armament XCR
- Ruger Mini-14
- SIG SG 550 rifle, SG 551 carbine
- SIG MCX carbine, MCX pistol, MPX carbine, MPX pistol
In addition, the government is banning:
- Any firearm capable of generating more than 7,375 ft.-lbs. of energy. Basically this outlaws any gun, including bolt actions, capable of firing cartridges like .50 BMG and .416 Barrett.
- Any firearms with a bore diameter of 20mm or greater.