Liberals May Order Gun Prohibitions This Week, CBC Reports

Newest update: April 30 at 19:15 Toronto time.

CLICK HERE to see the list of banned firearms

RCMP Release about the Firearms ban

Canada’s governing Liberal Party may order new gun prohibitions this week as the first step in its mass confiscations against hunters, farmers, sport shooters and collectors, CBC News reported.

The Gun Blog estimates banning the 125,000 rifles and carbines named in this first wave of planned seizures will wipe out some $400 million invested in firearms and accessories.

Ban List Via CBC

CBC said the Liberals will start by targeting owners of the following (estimated ownership in parenthesis):

  • AR-15, M4, M16, AR-10 (83,572)
  • Beretta CX4 Storm (1,513)
  • CSA Vz. 58 (11,593)
  • CZ Scorpion Evo 3 (1,813)
  • Robinson Armament XCR (1,834)
  • Ruger Mini-14 (16,859)
  • SIG Sauer MCX and MPX (1,000)
  • Springfield Armory M14 (5,229)
  • Swiss Arms Classic Green (1,342)

Total: 124,755

Unknown: Other models

Plus owners of firearms with:

  • Muzzle energy exceeding 10,000 joules (e.g., .50 BMG)
  • Calibre exceeding 20 mm

More Details From CBC

  • The Liberals will make it a crime to buy, sell or import any of the models.
  • Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair sent the list to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who may approve it as early as today.
  • The prohibition order could be published May 1 in the Canada Gazette, the official government newsletter.
  • The order will be an Order in Council, a cabinet directive used mainly for administrative formalities and staffing changes.
  • The Liberals will detail their confiscation plans in coming weeks.
  • Some ownership estimates are based on registered ownership in 2012 plus 25%.
  • Source: CBC original report in French, Translation in English. CBC updated its reports with the list of models late on April 29.

‘Same Platforms’ = ‘Same Mags’?

“Firearms that use the same platforms” as the named models are also being banned, The Globe and Mail reported late tonight.

It’s unknown if that covers every semi-automatic rifle that uses the same ammunition magazines as the listed firearms, such as the CZ 858, BCL-102, Springfield M1A, Tavor and WK180-C.