Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged a ban on “military-grade” semiautomatic rifles in an attempt to redirect his campaign after his blackface controversy.
City News reports that Trudeau announced the rifle ban on Friday in Greektown, Toronto, the area of the city in which a gunman shot 15 people, killing two, last year.
His ban includes a two-year amnesty for current owners of the rifles.
A rifle ban would not have prevented the Greektown attack, as the attacker used a handgun.
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