They exist. Canada ranks 12 in the world for guns per capita, with 30.8 guns per 100 residents. This is compared to the United States, ranked number 1, with 88.8 gun per 100 residents.
Unlike the U.S. where citizens have the right to own a gun, in Canada it is a privilege. As a result, Canadian gun culture is unique, so I wanted to know more about it.
I contacted Ben Nightingale and Adam Caruana, two firearm specialists from Southern Ontario. They run a group called Canada Guns that provides information regarding all aspects of shooting: from its manufacturers, key figures, and wide variety of ways in which Canadians are able to enjoy firearms.
They brought me to a range just outside Toronto and got me up speed on what it’s like to own and shoot guns in Canada.
This is Part 1 of a 3 part series entitled Guns in Canada. Enjoy.
Thank you to Igor Dertkin for the intro photos.