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Wow I didn't think they could even have handguns in Canada.
We still can, despite the best efforts of our now departed Liberal government, handgun sales are slowly raising, long guns sales are steady, rough guess is anywhere from 5-11 million handguns in the country legally (sort of) and approx. 22 million or so long guns.
Growing up it seemed almost compulsory to have a .303 enfield and a .22cal rifle. :)
The last government tried to get reelected on a platform that had banning of all handguns in Canada as one of their main promises to reduce crime, it flew like a lead balloon, the new government is gun friendly (Canadian style) and is in the process of dismantling our long gun registry which cost anywhere from 2-3 billion over 10 years (this dismantling was an election issue that did fly) We aren’t out of the woods yet as the new government is a minority, but no one want a election for awhile and they have time to clean up the mess and prove themselves.
We Northern gun nuts have learned our lesson that remaining quiet is a death sentence and we are learning from our Southern brothers how to rock the boat.