Criminals often use guns that were stolen from people to commit crimes. It’s the reason why many gun control supporters argue that law-abiding people should be restricted from owning guns. In their mind, if we don’t have guns, then criminals can’t steal guns from us in the first place.
The problem is, there will almost always still be someone who is authorized to have guns, which means there will always be someone to steal them from.
Take the Nova Scotia shooting, for example. Three out of the four guns used in the massacre were smuggled across the border from the United States. They were illegal from the get-go. The shooter didn’t have a license to own any guns, a violation of Canadian law. That should be plenty to tell you that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s gun ban was going too far.