I don’t mean for organized terrorists owning such weapons. I mean like the alleged “lone wolf” suspect to one (or more as has been reported).
I don’t know the gun laws in Canada, but I suspect AK’s would be difficult to acquire legally.
People who are planning mass murder, even if lone wolves, aren’t particularly interested in complying with laws.
A handgun is considered "restricted" and you need to take another class and obtain another license......
Bottom line, legally, firearms are easy to buy........But it's apparent it's even easier to obtain one illegally.
“Lone Wolf” may be a deliberate misrepresentation of who these predators really are. They are no more a “lone wolf” than a military sniper, lying in wait for targets of opportunity, then if they are fortunate, fading away into the surrounding cover to resurface again elsewhere. But all the while there is a support network, funneling weapons and ammunition, supplying intel, for designated targets, and providing the means of positioning, Obviously, the problem of extraction is not worked out, but these “lone wolves” are of suicide mission mindset anyway. And by using the “cell” to cut off any obvious trail that would lead to higher echelons in the clandestine network, the myth of the “lone wolf” is fostered still further.