Map showing distribution of households with licenced firearms, with totals by type (restricted, non-restricted, etc.).
The RCMP's 1994 Annual Firearms Report stated that in 1994 “...there are more than 1.2 million restricted weapons registered in Canada. Of these, 950,000 handguns are registered to about 560,000 private individuals.” ...
"In response to your request of 14 June 2006 concerning statistics on spousal homicides by type of weapon since 1995, I am pleased to provide you with two tables prepared by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics..."
This paper provides a brief review of a 2003 study by Alpers and Twyford in which they claim that the availability of civilian firearms contributes to criminal violence in the Pacific region. The authors admit that they could not collect any information on illegal or smuggled firearms, but instead they chose to focus on firearms that are legally owned. Despite recognizing that the principal source of illegal arms in the Pacific is police armouries, these authors conclude that the most important next step to solving the problems of criminal violence in the region is to introduce more restrictive firearms laws and to disarm civilians. This is a stunning non sequitur as the authors merely assume their conclusion. Their study provides no empirical support that civilian ownership of firearms poses any potential for criminal or terrorist misuse...
Continued in depth look at Gun Control in Canada. Extensive and well-researched.
An in depth look at Gun Control in Canada. Extensive and well-researched.
European settlers to North American viewed their firearms as essential for providing food and necessary for both personal protection and the common defense. The modern idea that private gun ownership constitutes an unacceptable threat to public safety would have been viewed as little short of bizarre by our eighteenth- and nineteenth-century ancestors...
In the last week of September 2000, the Canadian Firearms Centre mailed to millions of Canadian households a multi-page brochure entitled Important Information for all Canadians about responsible firearm ownership. It is a masterful piece of propaganda created by Liberal government strategists desperate to avoid a potential election scandal over severe financial mismanagement, bureaucratic blundering, and mediocre civilian compliance with their 1995 gun control legislation, Bill C-68 (The Firearms Act)...
If I Had A Billion Dollars Canadian Gun Owners And Non-Compliance With The Licensing Provisions Of The Firearms Act (Bill C-68)
Based on the CFCs figures, forty per cent of Canadian gun owners, over one million people, became criminals on 1 January 2001. Anticipating these embarrassing statistics, the CFC acted quickly to manufacture consent for the legislation, releasing the results of a Fall 2000 survey indicating that gun ownership in Canada has declined substantially, and that there are only 2.46 million gun owners in 17 per cent of Canadian households...
The gun registry is a failure and should be scrapped. But if it is scrapped, how will we be able to keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them? ...
A Review of International and Some Domestic Evidence
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Volume 30, Number 2. Spring 2007
Paper originally presented to the 51st annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 17-20 November 1999.
In one of the many episodes of the popular TV show The Simpsons, the town of Springfield is menaced by an impending comet strike. Much panic ensues until the event turns out not to have been doomsday after all; whereupon a number of the citizens decide "Let's burn down the observatory to make sure this never happens again!"
- Very Few People In Canada Own Firearms
- Canadians Want More Restrictive “Gun Control” Laws
- Reducing The Number Of Guns Will Lower Violent Crime
- Restrictive “Gun Control” Laws Reduce Robbery
- Homicides Are Committed By “Average” People Armed With Legally Owned Firearms
- Eliminating Firearms Will Reduce Domestic Violence
- Firearm Legislation Reduces Suicide And Firearm Accidents
- Restricting Legal Access To Guns Deters The Armed Criminal
- Canadians Do Not Use Firearms For Self-Defence
- Automatics, Semiautomatics, And “Military Assault” Firearms Are More Dangerous Than Other Guns and are the Weapons Of Choice In Crime
- Banning firearms would cost many thousands of lives annually.
- The shooting sports contribute $6 billion, 35,000 jobs and 35,000 taxpayers annually to the Canadian economy.
- How do guns save lives?