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Canadian Gun Licences and Handgun Owners Rise to New Records

22 May 2019

4 min read — The number of Canadians with a gun licence rose to a record in March after 24 straight quarterly gains, RCMP data show.

The increasing appeal of sport shooting, particularly for women, also drove Canadian handgun owners to a new high.

The country counted 2,186,161 adults with a firearm Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) at March 31, the Ottawa-based Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which oversees permitting . . .


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