And since Clod thinks Canada is special.. They rank #5 in the world in gun crimes..
Here are some surprising numbers relating to gun violence in Canada.
5: Where Canada ranks, as of 2010, among 36 OECD nations in number of gun deaths per capita. Only the U.S., Finland, Austria and France had worse numbers.
428: The number of shooting incidents in Toronto in 2018, nearly two and a half times the amount of incidents in 2014.
33%: According to Statistics Canada, there was a record 33 per cent drop in gun-related crime across the country between 2009 and 2013.
42%: The rate of gun-related crime in Canada has increased by 42 per cent since 2013, due in large part to the increasing number of victims in Toronto.
7,700: The number of victims of a crime involving a firearm in 2017 in Canada.
55%: More than half of firearm-related homicides in 2017 were committed using a handgun. Rifles or shotguns were used in 23 per cent and other types of firearms, such as fully automatic firearms or sawed-off rifles or shotguns were the primary weapon in 9 per cent of all firearm-related homicides.
$327.6 million: The Canadian government announced $327.6 million in funding, over five years, to tackle the increase in gun violence and gang activity across the country.