The Vox reports :
The shooting at the National War Memorial and Parliament building in Ottawa, Canada, Wednesday has led to considerable discussion of the country’s gun laws ??? albeit, oddly enough, mostly in US publications rather than Canadian ones.
Canada’s laws are meaningfully stricter than those in the US. To wit:
- All gun owners have to be licensed, and all handguns and most semiautomatic weapons have to be registered.
- Handguns can’t be carried out of the home, either concealed or openly, except with a specific license, which is usually only given to people who need guns for work.
- Licenses require training in gun safety and an extensive background check.
- Guns have to be kept locked and unloaded.