Canadian gun ownership continues to increase

by Jeff Helsdon | June 9, 2020
Canadian gun ownership increases

According to statistics from, the number of confirmed firearms owners in Canada has reached 2.2 million. This represents the 10th year in a row the number of Canadian firearms owners increased, TheGunBlog asserts. 

The RCMP pegged the number of firearms owners as of Dec. 31, 2019 at 2,216,509, according to TheGunBlog. This information was provided on March 23, but the RCMP wouldn’t confirm at press time, instead saying the Canadian Firearms Program is “focusing its resources and efforts to ensure continued service to its clients during the COVID-19 crisis.” 

If those numbers are accurate, however, this is an increase of 32,682 firearms owners (almost 1.5%) over the 2,183,827 previously reported by RCMP at the end of 2018, and an increase of nearly 200,000 since 2015. That statistic also could not be confirmed by the RCMP.

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  1. Sleevey wrote: The pattern of increased gun ownership has occurred many times in the USA. Through out the Obama era the increase was usually a direct result of proposed gun laws. Its similar to the strisand effect. Meaning drawing attention to the issue does the opposite and encourages purchasing to get it before the law. In Canada it has lead to huge purchases for similar reasons, I suspect the increase of violence started in the USA has spilled over to many western countries. I have heard its "hoping to get it and gambling on a grandfather law. Also the way Canada has jumped off the woke government springboard and is increasingly forcing the adoption of their societal engineering. It showed increasing violation of ethics and creating
  2. CLAY STOWELL wrote: The increase in the number of new firearms owners is the increase in youth and women getting interested in the modern sporting rifle competitions and handgun action sports. Why do you think Trudope and Blair were so adamant about banning the AR-15 and anything that looked like it. These young adults will continue the firearms traditions for another Fifty years. The Liberals are scared as hell.