Canada Guns

How Drugs, Gangs, And Rob Ford Inspired This Toronto Crime Drama

The Huffington Post Canada | Emily Anonuevo | Posted 10.10.2016 | Canada

The show premiers Monday, Oct. 10, 9 p.m. ET

I Thought I Lived In A Safe Neighbourhood, Until Someone Got Shot

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 09.28.2016 | Canada
Fransi Weinstein

September 20. It was an ordinary Tuesday, at least it started out that way. The sun was shining, I worked on a writing assignment in the morning and ...

Trumpers Support A Muslim Ban They Know Will Never Work

Jack Jedwab | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

Many Americans likely realize that actually putting this thing into effect risks compromising a Constitution that Americans greatly value. The idea of building a wall between Mexico and the United States, while attractive to many Republicans, is surely seen as unrealistic by members of the GOP.

Gun Shop Tries To Help Orlando Victims. With A Rifle Raffle.

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.02.2016 | Canada

They were selling $5 tickets to win an AR-15 rifle.

Tories To Debate If 'Canadian Heritage' Includes Gun Ownership

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2016 | Canada Politics

The party's handbook is due for an update.

Teens Charged After Bag Of Guns Found Near N.S. School

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada

Two teens were arrested Tuesday.

5 Ways We Can Reduce Suicides In Canada

Jitender Sareen | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada Living
Jitender Sareen

Despite recent headlines, Canadian rates of suicide and attempted suicide have remained largely unchanged over the last several decades. What has changed is that we've seen increasing rates of suicide in the Canadian military recently, after stable rates for decades. The problem of suicide is not limited to the military in Canada; indigenous populations, especially in northern remote communities, have high rates of suicide. We need a unified approach across provincial and federal sectors to reduce suicides in the military, among veterans and civilians.

Our Unexpected Pick For Best Fundraiser Of The Year

Bob Ramsay | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada
Bob Ramsay

It wasn't a gala. It didn't happen in tony Toronto. It involved just 16 people, among them one woman. It took place in a suburban strip-mall. The even...

The Pro-Gun Lobby Has Won the Debate

Ward Anderson | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Politics
Ward Anderson

The argument about guns in America is a pointless one because, frankly, the pro-gun lobby won the debate many years ago. Like that Japanese soldier living on an island for decades, unaware that WWII was long over, the anti-gun crowd continues to fight a battle that it already lost. Americans long ago made up their minds in regards to guns. They want to keep guns and it is likely that no tragedy is great enough to change that fact. Not even a little bit. In fact, Americans not only want to keep their guns, they want to change very little in regards to how they keep them, how they get them, or what they do with them.

America's Fatal Attraction to Guns Is More Emotional Than Logical

Marcia Sirota | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Marcia Sirota

It's clear that despite all the convincing research demonstrating how guns make us less safe, not more safe, Americans are still very much enamoured with their guns. They rationalize, justify and explain away each tragedy, whether an accidental death by a handgun or a mass shooting of innocent people by rifles or automatic weapons. It's not a logical argument; it's an emotional one, and until we can address the complex psychology at the root of the desire to own guns, we aren't going to convince people to give them up.

Mulcair's Gun Registry Comments Stir Confusion Within NDP

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum and Althia Raj | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO — Rural NDP MPs revolted this week over leader Thomas Mulcair's comments on the long-gun registry. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Mu...

How Forgetting to Fill Out Paperwork Landed This Canadian in Jail

Karen Selick | Posted 01.28.2015 | Canada Politics
Karen Selick

Bruce found himself convicted of roughly two dozen counts of possessing unlicensed firearms. He was sentenced to 18 months in jail and a lifetime prohibition order from possessing firearms; therefore, he can no longer be a gunsmith. Moreover, his entire inventory of firearms and ammunition (worth roughly $116,000) was forfeited to the Crown.

Did Canada's Looser Gun Laws Contribute to the Parliament Hill Shooting?

John A. Tures | Posted 12.24.2014 | Canada Politics
John A. Tures

Twitter exploded with comments by people wondering how Michael Zehaf-Bibeau could get a gun in Canada. The myth is that private citizens can't own guns. While the country doesn't have something along the lines of a Second Amendment to the Constitution, citizens can own guns. That's because the Canadian system is more about licensing and registration than restriction. And even that's been watered down in the last few years.

Entitlement and Misogyny: Why Gun Violence Occurs

Naomi Elana Zener | Posted 08.17.2014 | Canada Politics
Naomi Elana Zener

A growing sense of entitlement is leading to gun violence in the U.S. Many people think they are entitled to guns, and are entitled to control the lives of other people. But this isn't the case. Let's be clear -- in life, we are entitled to but one thing: our own lives. Apart from the air he breathed to help sustain his life, we are not entitled to anything else -- no person, no shooter, is entitled to kill anyone.

Why Canada Has Fewer Elliot Rodgers Than the U.S.

Diane Francis | Posted 08.03.2014 | Canada
Diane Francis

It's time America looks up to Canada, where anyone can own a gun -- but licensing is properly managed with a process that takes weeks, requires applicants to show up in person and includes background checks and a personal safety-training course.

Alleged Gun Smuggler Caught At Abbosford Border

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - An American man accused of attempting to smuggle five firearms across the border into B.C. is facing charges.The Canada Border Serv...

Why It's Dangerous When Police Start Policing Themselves

Toula Drimonis | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada
Toula Drimonis

Despite the many upstanding, ethical police officers out there, the force has given the public numerous reasons to question its conduct. There have been a number of high profile cases of alleged police brutality in Canada and Quebec, including the 2010 G-20 Toronto summit protests, the 2012 Quebec student protests, and the Robert Dziekanski taser incident.

Canada Exporting Arms To Places With Dubious Human Rights Records

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Bahrain, Algeria and Iraq, countries with dubious human rights records or a history of violent internal conflict, have recently become new bu...

Trying to Teach My Little Boy About War and Remembrance

Vicki Murphy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Vicki Murphy

Around 10:45 a.m., I decided it was time to turn off Lego Stars Wars and turn our attention to real war, and all those who have fought, or continue to fight, for our freedom. First, I had to get Max Skywalker on board. He really had no idea what Remembrance Day was all about. My super-simplified explanation went something like this...

SavvyMom Roundup: Some Things I've Had Enough of

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

This week I'll tell you five things I've had enough of lately, like school shootings, Miley Cyrus, Martha Stewart, hockey fights and bad skin.

Who Does Your Representative Represent?

Aaron H. Emery | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada
Aaron H. Emery

It took four months to go from the tragedy of Newtown to the disgraceful lack of leadership that saw the United States Congress -- with its 15% approv...

2 Shot At Toronto Bank

CBC | Posted 06.21.2013 | Canada

A pair of armed suspects vaulted the counters of a TD Bank branch in Toronto's west end on Sunday afternoon, during a violent robbery that left one em...

Pay Up

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government is ending a seven-year waiver on gun licence renewal fees next month in an effort to collect about $18 million an...

Change My Mind: Can Government Solve Toronto's Gun Violence Problem?

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada Politics
Marni Soupcoff

Barely a day goes by in Toronto, or any large city, without some reminder of the pain and damage caused by gun violence. While most agree it's a serious issue, the best way to address it remains a topic of considerable debate. Do we need more police? Better grass-roots community programs? Stricter gun control laws? In this latest installment of our popular series "Change My Mind," Huffpost asked two panelists from today's Direct Engagement Show "Putting the gunz down" town hall to debate the statement: Government can solve Toronto's gun violence problem.

Are We Too Comfortable With Gun Violence?

Saeed Selvam | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada
Saeed Selvam

In February alone Toronto lost two more 15 year olds -- one, just this last Sunday. The apathetic, believe that acts of violence are so far removed that they're irrelevant, only the concern of certain ethnic communities or completely unsolvable all together. Time to start caring again.