Inconsistent crime gun data in Canada

A recent review of crime gun data across Canada found inconsistent practices between provinces and individual police agencies, as reported here. Ontario has a requirement that all crime guns be submitted for tracing, but other provinces don’t. The RCMP maintains a national tracing center but doesn’t retain records on successful matches. The definition of “crime gun” varies between agencies. The national review took place while Canada is considering more restrictive legislation on gun ownership.

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