All Illegal Guns Begin As Legal Guns
All illegal guns begin as legal firearms. Strong controls on legal guns are essential to preventing the diversion of legal guns to illegal markets.
Gangs and Guns
While gun violence is down in Canada, certain forms of gun violence have increased. Fighting gang violence requires an integrated approach – strong responses from law enforcement, measures to reduce the supply of guns, and efforts to strike at the root causes of violence.
Integrated Strategy to Reduce Gun Violence
Combatting gang violence requires and integrated strategy – a strong policing and justice response, measures to choke off the supply of illegal firearms and efforts to address the roots of violence.