Screening and licensing firearm owners reduces the risks that dangerous people will have access to weapons. Registration reinforces licensing protections, as it holds gun owners accountable for their firearms and reduces the chances that their guns will be diverted to unlicensed owners. That link between licensing of firearm owners and the registration of their firearms was affirmed by the Supreme Court of Canada in a unanimous decision on the constitutionality of the Firearms Act in 2000.
- You can find information on licensing firearm owners here.
- Most countries register firearms, here you will find information on why registration is an essential public safety tool.