The Canadian government’s decision to ban 1,500 assault-style weapons has caught the attention of an influential gun-rights group in the United States.

The National Rifle Association, America’s leading pro-gun advocacy group, has attacked Canada, claiming the government is banning “freedom”.

The tweet was in response to the Canadian government issuing a ban on over 1,500 assault-style weapons after Canada’s most deadly mass shooting in Nova Scotia that left 22 people dead.

The NRA is accused of helping create a system that prevents any gun restrictions from passing, resulting in high rates of gun violence, ongoing school shootings, and mass gun ownership.

The NRA is also connected to Canada’s gun lobby. The Canadian Sports Shooting Association claimed that the NRA provided “tremendous amounts of logistic support, especially in the areas of import/export of firearms and ammunition.”

Canadians were quick to attack the NRA, expressing pride that Canada did what America was unwilling to do.

Ban handguns in Canada now

Canada just passed an assault weapons ban. Now it’s time to do the same for handguns