Canada’s Police Guns 2018: Blue Line Magazine Survey

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Blue Line survey shows Glock now dominates the market for Canadian police handguns. Source: — Glock GmbH dominates the market for Canadian police handguns and is attracting agencies faster than any other company, a survey by Blue Line magazine showed. Colt Canada Corp. supplies police with the most AR-15 rifles, and the most-popular police shotgun is the Remington 870.

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More Than 90,000 Canadians Are Allowed to Carry Guns Every Day

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(Update 20 May: Added new info under Additions.)

More than 90,000 Canadians are authorized to carry loaded guns on their person in daily life, mainly for self-defence against human attackers. More than 90 percent are civilian police and law enforcement, or military. If they were all on duty at the same time, it would be equivalent to about 3 people carrying guns for every 1,000 adults.

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Top Guns of YouTube: Demolition Ranch Surges, FPS Russia Stops

Top YouTube Gun Channels by Number of Videos

Demolition Ranch is the new king of YouTube gun channels as it attracts subscribers faster than anyone else in the top 20. In just the past six months, it has overtaken FullMag and hickok45.

FPS Russia still leads by total subscribers, but hasn’t published a video since April 2016. It ranks last for subscriber growth. Range Time TS has also stopped.

The charts below rank the top 20 channels on different criteria. You can also see rankings at December 2015 and June 2016. got the idea for these rankings from Demolition Ranch’s Top YouTube Gun Channels…….ROAST video of the top 15 channels in July 2014.

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Did You Know? Canada Has More Than 4,500 Firearms Businesses

Canada has more than 4,500 licensed firearms businessesDid 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.

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‘Restricted’ Gun Licences Rose to 497,686 at June 30

Restricted Firearm Licences CanadaThe number of Canadian licences for handguns, AR-15 rifles and other so-called “restricted” firearms rose to 497,686 at the end of June, the RCMP said today in an e-mailed response to questions by

That’s an increase of 26,163 from Dec. 31, and the highest level on record. At that rate, the number of “restricted” licence holders today exceeds the symbolic level of 500,000. (Woo-hoo!)

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