Robert Kennedy wrote:Whomever told you there were less guns in Canada was attempting to mislead you. The last statistics I read said that 29% of Canadian homes owned at least 1 firearm, as opposed to Americans' 32%.Granted, a typical American firearm owner will own 3 times as many firearms as his Canadian counterpart, but on a per-household basis, the two countries are pretty close.I guess that has the advantage of less guns (obviously), and thus less gun deaths.
Only because they are the closest country who exports them.Would you be equally surprised that most of the illegal narcotics in Bolivia were from Colombia?Most of the illegal firearms in Canada come from the United States
I challenge that assertion. Well, I would challenge it if it were slightly less ambiguous. Please define a "large portion". CSIS ranks the #1 source of illegal firearms in Canada to be licensed dealers who unknowingly sell them to strawmen. That's neither the fault of the dealer, northe US government. That's strictly the fault of Canadian border patrols.In fact a large portion of restricted weapons are brought into Canada by companies that supply movie sets with weapons.
But I would go so far as to say that the illegal firearm market in Canada is exceedingly small. There just isn't much demand for wholesale importation, legal or otherwise. Even the criminals don't use them, except to protect their drug enterprises from competitors.
I'm pretty sure that unless you are under 18, you will still need a posession and aquisition license to rent a firearm. And if you are under 18, your guardian will need to have one.I did find out recently that you can rent a gun and blast away all day long at West Edmonton mall. Looking forward to trying that out.