Canadians Bought 90,000 Handguns Since Trudeau Said He’s Killing the Market, RCMP Says — Canada’s government-licensed firearm users bought almost 90,000 handguns in the seven weeks after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he’s killing the legal market, a shopping spree that wiped out supply and set records. We estimate the total now exceeds 100,000.

RCMP ‘Working Hard’ on Gun Licences With Delays From COVID-19 — The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which controls private gun ownership, said it’s “working hard” through the COVID-19 crisis to process firearm licences, while facing delays. Caroline Duval, a spokeswoman for the regulator in Ottawa, commented by e-mail today in response to questions from Q&A With the RCMP on Licensing, Work During COVID-19…

Gun Imports Rise in Choppy Year to 2nd-Highest Level on Record — Canadian gun imports jumped in the first nine months of the year to the second-highest level on record, in a turbulent period that saw shipments surge before a planned legal change, and then plunge. The gains were driven by shotguns from Italy, rifles from Finland and handguns from Austria.