Gun violence does not discriminate and all Canadians, rural and urban, suffer from the scourge of gun violence. Gun control has an important role in preventing gun violence and crime and keeping our communities safe.
Rates of gun violence have decreased since the implementation of effective controls on all firearms. Gun violence in urban areas and street gangs are a real concern, and the headlines make us all feel less safe. Learn how control measures on firearms can help to reduce gun violence in our cities.
Rural areas are not immune to gun violence. Rates of firearms death and injuries with guns are higher where guns are more prevalent, such as rural areas, western provinces and the northern territories. Learn how gun control helps prevent gun violence in rural areas.
Gun control is just one component of an effective strategy to reduce gun violence in Canada. Learn about integrated strategies here.