Is Statistics Canada Overstating ‘Firearm-Related Homicides’?

23 Nov 2017

(Update 14 May 2018: Adds data on automatic firearms and “firearm-like weapons” in ninth paragraph.) — Statistics Canada’s annual homicide report counted 223 “firearm-related homicides” last year. Data tables accompanying the publication show 30 of them, or 13.5 percent, may not involve guns at all.

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Glock Imports From Austria Surge as AmChar Enters Canada

2 Jun 2017

AmChar Wholesale Inc. is entering Canada’s gun industry with a bang: the U.S. firearm distributor set a 16-year record for imports of Glock pistols from Austria as it prepares to supply police, recreational shooters and competitors.

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RCMP Says 1,182 Gun Licences Don’t Have Photos, CCFR Reports

25 May 2017

The RCMP said 1,182 people in Canada have gun licences without photos because of a religious exemption, the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights reported, citing the national police.

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Analysis: RCMP 2016 Commissioner of Firearms Report

18 May 2017

Following is some analysis of the 2016 Commissioner of Firearms Report, which was published today by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and provides a snapshot of Canadian gun licences, registrations and related topics as of Dec. 31, 2016.

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Gun Imports Jump as Industry Aims to Avoid Crisis From New Rules

7 May 2017

Canada’s gun imports surged in the first quarter as companies stocked up to shield themselves from government import rules that take effect June 1 and threaten to hurl the industry into a crisis. The government said it’s planning an update soon.

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

30 Apr 2017

(Update 06 May 2018: Updated chart and notes. 20 May 2017: 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…

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Gun Licences Rise to Record for Second Straight Year in 2016

26 Apr 2017

The number of Canadians with gun licences rose to a record in 2016 for the second consecutive year, as men, women and youth sought firearms for fun, sport, hunting and collecting.

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

1 Jan 2017

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…

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Stabbing Is Top Method of Homicide, So Why Such a Focus on Guns?

24 Nov 2016

Stabbings exceeded shootings as the leading method of homicide in Canada last year. Again. So why do we ignore knives and focus so much on guns?

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New Gun Licences Rise by the Most in at Least 8 Years

29 Oct 2016

Great news for the Canadian gun community: 2016 is on course for the biggest increase in gun licences since at least 2009, as men, women and youth seek firearms for recreation, competition, hunting and collecting.

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Montreal, Calgary Lead Five Biggest Cities in Number of Shooters

24 Sep 2016

Montreal has the highest number of licensed shooters among Canada’s five-biggest cities, but you’re most likely to bump into a gun lover in Calgary.

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

5 Sep 2016

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.…

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

23 Aug 2016

The 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”…

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RCMP Used to Issue 140,000 ATTs Per Year

8 Jul 2016

The RCMP used to issue about 140,000 Authorizations To Transport (ATT) firearms each year to civilians who asked for permission to take their guns from the store to home, or from home to the target range, the gunsmith or the airport. Most of them were for target practice and sports shooting, the RCMP said in a notice in…

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Top YouTube Gun Channels: DemolitionRanch Surges

3 Jul 2016

DemolitionRanch attracted subscribers faster than any other major YouTube gun channel in the first six months of this year, while James Yeager added more videos than any of his peers in that period. The ranking of the top 10 channels has remained unchanged since December, with FPSRussia, hickok45 and FullMag holding onto the first three spots. This…

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Gun Licences Exceed 2 Million for First Time

5 Jun 2016

The number of Canadians with gun licences exceeded 2 million for the first time last year, boosted by shooters in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.

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Top YouTube Gun Channels: From FPSRussia, hickok45 to tnoutdoors9

31 Dec 2015

FPSRussia dominates the world of gun videos on YouTube, DemolitionRanch is attracting subscribers faster than any of his peers and TAOFLEDERMAUS has the “stickiest” followers. I had a bit of fun analyzing YouTube data, based on DemolitionRanch’s Top YouTube Gun Channels…….ROAST video of June 9, 2014. (Yeah, it’s a good one!) I included channels that didn’t make DemolitionRanch’s list, because today they rank highly on…

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Homicide Stats Show It’s Time to Ban Knives

25 Nov 2015

Stabbing was again the leading method of homicide in 2014, Statistics Canada said today, so it’s time to ban knives.

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‘Restricted’ Gun Purchases Plunge to Three-Year Low

12 Mar 2015

The latest figures on firearm registrations paint a bleak picture for the Canadian gun community.

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Killers Don’t Care About Magazine Capacity

11 Jan 2015

The biggest advantage school shooters have is time to carry out their killings without opposition, not the size of the cartridge magazines in their guns, according to research in Concealed Carry Magazine.

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