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.