In this Video, Rod talks about how strange it is that the AR-15 is “restricted” while so many other functionally similar rifles are non-restricted in Canada. He offers some thoughts on the topic.
In Canada, semi-automatic rifles that function like the AR-15 are, in general, “non-restricted”. The AR-15 however is “restricted” by name because the politicians of the day thought it looked scary. Since then, dozens and dozens of new models of similar firearms have hit the market, are non-restricted by Canadian regulations, and are safely owned by millions of Canadians.