In response to a query from a Davidson, Michigan URL, Yes, Canada has very restrictive gun laws, and police reported crime is declining.
Essentially, Canada requires Stte permission to purchase possess, or transport of a “restricted firearm,” and most firearms are restricted. Penalties are heavy, the laws are enforced as rigorously as Draco’s Laws, and essentially Canada is a poster country for gun control, as is England, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, and son on ad nausea.
And, like all of the above and the ad nauseum, Canada’s crime and particularly violent crime rates are far higher than its deomgraphics and economics would indicate.
A fully armed society with Canada’s demographics and key economic indicators should have a crime rate of between 800 and 1000, a violent crime rate of between 140 and 170, and a murder rate of0.9 per 100,000 population. All the population.
Instead, Canada has a police reported crime rate of approximately 5200, a violent crime rate of 1300, and a murder rate of 1.5,. In reality, the actual numbers are much higher.
Canada’s neighbor to the south, the United States, had overall police reported crime rates of 2900, violent crime rates of 375 and a murder rate of 2.8, all per 100,000 population, before an evil combination of a major gun control campaign and an estimated three million criminals illegally crossed our open borders.
So yes, Crime is officially reported to be declining in Canada. That decline is not reflected in news reports, or in the opinions of people living in Canada’s major, and some not-so-major cities.
But Canada still has violence rates many times higher than they should be. While thier heavily armed neighbor to the South has violence numbers much more in line with real world expectations.
Since Canada’s laws, like those of England, France, Germany, and so on, were imposed to protect politicians whose heads, like any king’s, were uneasy so long as anyone could buy, possess, and carry a gun, there is no real expectation that Canada will ever demand gun laws that produce safe societies instead of laws that create unsafe societies.
Unless the people rise up and demand it.