What You Need to Know About Gun Control
Firearms in Canada are a leading cause of death. While recent focus has been on gang violence in large cities, gun violence is not just an urban issue. In fact, rates of crime and death per capita tend to be higher in smaller cities.
Guns do not cause homicides or suicides but they increase the likelihood that an assault will become a murder and that a suicide attempt will be fatal. Violence takes many forms and the type of firearms used vary, handguns are used most often in gang related violence, military assault weapons are often used in mass shootings, hunting rifles and shotguns are most often used in domestic homicides, suicides and killing of police officers.