The only thing I find dumb about the control in Canada is the classification of different guns, a major example is ar-15s up here there restricted and were limited to only shooting them at ranges. Wish it was like the states where we could hunt with them
In many states, depending on the game sought, magazine capacity is restricted to 5 rounds, and there are also caliber restrictions.
5.56 is still only a .22 caliber class.
So on the one hand, more than 5 rounds is "non sporting", and calibers smaller than .24 may be considered "not humane"
Now the AR10 pattern, ya... that's a bit more practical, but again, the mag capacity limitations still come into play, and seriously, for hunting, if I'm going out with a .30 cal, rather than spending $2k+ on an AR10, I'm going to be looking closer to $700+ bolt action in .308 or .30-06. Better accuracy, better reliability, and silent chambering.
There is a reason snipers use bolt action.
Semi autos are great for sport shooting and a lot of fun.