These weapons are designed for the battlefield, not our communities. There is no worthwhile reason for civilians to have the privilege of owning them. There is no place in a safe, civil society for them.
Exceptions will be made during the amnesty period for Indigenous owners. This will permit owners of the newly prohibited firearms to continue to use certain firearms for the purposes of exercising an Aboriginal or treaty right to hunt, until a new firearm is obtained.
Sustenance hunters will also be allowed to continue to use the previously non-restricted firearms until they are able to obtain a replacement firearm.
But, ultimately, all firearm owners must comply with the prohibition.