According to a recent article in the Ottawa Citizen there were 3,800 semi-automatic AR-15 rifles or variants of the same design registered in Canada and 1% had been reported stolen or lost and only one was recovered.
Ok so 37 ar-15 in the wrong hands? There is nothing special about a semi auto ar-15 it fires a 223 round, lots of non restricted fire arms do. It's also semiauto.lots of firearms are.
It's classed as an assault rifle but it isn't a super gun.
Ya that sucks that someone who shouldn't have that gun does, but what about all the guns criminals have? Shotguns, handguns etc.
If a criminal wants a gun they will get one.