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Firearms Bill: Bissonnette and January Rampage

firearms bill: Bissonnette, 28, pleaded guilty in March to six charges of first-degree murder and six of attempted murder, according to CTV. Bissonnette began his January 2017 rampage with a .223-calibre Small Arms VZ58 Sporter rifle, which is legal, along with two illegal 30-cartridge magazines. In a Monday letter to Trudeau, more than 75 people express dismay that the Liberal government's firearms bill does not ban assault rifles like the one carried by mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette. When the rifle jammed on the first shot, he turned to a handgun and five 10-bullet magazines. What kind of society allows a single individual to have so much destructive, lethal power at their disposal the letter says. The letter asks how much worse the carnage could have been had Bissonnette's rifle been working. ( As reported in the news.