The National Firearms Association of Canada is demanding access to an RCMP report that explains why a previously restricted rifle was suddenly reclassified as prohibited. Once merely restricted due to the length of its barrel, the Norinco Type 97A rifle was apparently deemed prohibited last year after it was found to be easily converted to an automatic weapon. The High Standard Model 10B shotgun also went from being a restricted firearm to a prohibited weapon with little explanation, the association says. The organization argues the RCMP made the decision "unilaterally" and is now unfairly confiscating the weapons, about 39 of which have been registered to restricted firearm license holders across Canada.
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