Learn from oz!I am a Canadian and I have some of these rifles.
It seems to me there are two possible lessons to be taken from the most recent massacre. The first is that since a criminal had firearms he was banned by law from having, the solution is to take firearms away from law abiding gun owners. Apparently, that will ensure that those who break the law will not break this particular law.
The second lesson is that if the government cannot protect you, they should allow you to protect yourself. Here, the government did nothing to help over 20 people who were killed by this criminal, in a day long rampage. If any of these people, or if someone around them, had the means to protect themselves or others, could it be that lives could have been saved?
But of course, our government takes the emotional approach (to this as to everything) and bans certain types of guns. What will this accomplish? Nothing, other than to ensure lives continue to be put at risk. And when the next tragedy comes, we will say it was not because the original law was ineffective, but because it was not stringent enough.
Only when every firearm is taken from every lawful gun owner and these tragedies continue will these people be forced to admit their solution was anything but.