Did you know? According to the RCMP Commissioner of Firearms report for 2015:
As of December 31, 2015, there were 4,522 firearms businesses in Canada licensed under the Firearms Act, not including carriers and museums. Of these, 2,117 were licensed to sell only ammunition.
That’s a lot of jobs for a lot of people, from small businesses to big corporations.
It also represents a 2.6 percent decline from the year before, when the country was home to 4,641 firearms businesses, of which 2,345 were licensed to sell only ammo, according to the 2014 report.
What is a “firearms business”? The 2015 report says:
A business, museum or organization that manufactures, sells, possesses, handles, displays or stores firearms or ammunition must have a firearms business licence. Employees who handle firearms for these businesses must also have firearms licences, and all restricted and prohibited firearms in a business inventory must be registered.