Such weapons have just one function and that’s to kill folks, says Security Minister Marco Mendicino.
The authorities’s proposal to cease the sale and import of one-handed weapons got here in May, in response to a number of high-profile mass shootings within the United States. That precipitated many individuals to hurry to gun outlets and stockpiles had been depleted.
Some debaters query how efficient the gross sales freeze can be, arguing that the true drawback is the smuggling of weapons from the United States.
According to authorities estimates, there are over 1,000,000 single-handed weapons in Canada, which has a inhabitants of 38 million folks.