The Post Millennial: The Liberal government’s recent gun ban is being challenged by a firearm-rights group which is taking the issue to federal court to challenge its constitutionality, according to Global News.
The Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights believes the rifles are suitable for hunting as well as sporting purposes as they have been used by shooters in this way for many years.
A large number of guns were outlawed by the Liberal government earlier this month with the argument that they are meant for the battlefield and not for hunting or sport shooting.
The ban is on 1,500 different models of what are being called assault-style weapons which means they can’t be legally used, imported or sold.
The coalition is asking that the court disallow the regulations as unlawful and outside of the federal cabinet’s powers.
In the coalition’s application to the court, it said there is “no persuasive evidence” that reclassifying the guns will decrease mass shootings or increase public safety. read more