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Incidents related to gun violence in Canada have jumped 81% since 2009


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Canada witnessed its deadliest mass shooting in May 2020, when a gunman armed with weapons that included an assault rifle killed 22 people in Atlantic province of Nova Scotia.



Mourners react at a memorial for RCMP Constable Heidi Stevenson, in Shubenacadie, near Enfield

A Canadian flag flies at half-staff backdropped by the makeshift memorial for Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Constable Heidi Stevenson, who was shot dead along with multiple others, in Shubenacadie, near Enfield, Nova Scotia, Canada April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Tim Krochak

Incidents related to gun violence in Canada have jumped 81% since 2009, but the level of gun ownership is low compared to the United States. In Canada, there are 31 firearms per 100 residents, while the US has 89 firearms per 100 residents, according to a Small Arms Survey.

Gun related homicides in Canada rose to 277 in 2020 from 223 in 2016, according to official data. In 2020, shootings represented 30% of the 743 homicides in Canada. Still, Canada’s firearm homicide rate was 0.8 per 100,000 people in 2020, and in contrast nearly six in every 100,000 United States residents were killed with a gun in 2020, according to government data

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and....Canada has bigtime gun control. told ya, 2nd Amendment haters.

Trudeau says his government will 'take new steps in the coming weeks on gun control'. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says new gun control measures are coming soon. He's hinting at further restrictions in the wake of the latest tragic school shooting out of the U.S. Trudeau referred to the school shooting in Texas as "an incredibly senseless ...
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