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Gun Control Canada Vs. U.S. and when was it established ?

When was the Canadian Gun Control established(when did it first start)? and when was the U.S Gun control established..........i've looked everywhere and each webiste has different dates and now im really unsure. It's for a end of the year essay, please help

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    With the passage of the 1995 Firearms Act, Canada established a national registry of all firearms and their owners.

    The Act required Canadian gun owners to apply for a license by January 1, 2001, from the Canadian Firearms Centre, a branch of the Justice Department, and register their guns with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) by the beginning of 2003. Associated amendments to the Criminal Code in 1996 increased the penalties for using firearms to commit crimes and for the illegal trafficking and smuggling of guns.

    The registration of all handguns has been required by federal law since 1934, and since 1968 permits to carry them have been restricted to a few specific circumstances, for example, use in target practice or competition, protection in extreme cases where police protection isn't adequate, and in certain jobs, such as transporting large amounts of cash or other valuables. Fully automatic weapons have been banned since 1977. The new law extends the registration requirement to unrestricted long guns such as shotguns and rifles and adds short-barrelled handguns and those discharging 25- or 32-calibre cartridges to the list of prohibited weapons. This is the closest to gun control in the US you will find.

    Gun control laws and regulations exist at all levels of government, with the vast majority being local codes which vary between jurisdictions. The NRA reports 20,000 gun laws nationwide.[90] A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine notes 300 federal and state laws regarding the manufacture, design, sale, purchase, or possession of guns.[91]

    At the federal level, fully automatic weapons and short barrel shotguns have been taxed and mandated to be registered since 1934 with the National Firearms Act. The Gun Control Act of 1968 adds prohibition of mail-order sales, prohibits transfers to minors, and outlaws civilian ownership of machine guns manufactured after May 19, 1986. The 1968 Act requires that guns carry serial numbers and implemented a tracking system to determine the purchaser of a gun whose make, model, and serial number are known. It also prohibited gun ownership by convicted felons and certain other individuals. The Act was updated in the 1990s with the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, mainly to add a mechanism for the criminal history of gun purchasers to be checked at the point of sale, and in 1996 with the Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban to prohibit ownership and use of guns by individuals convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence.

    The 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act enacted the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, which banned the purchase, sale, or transfer of any weapon specifically named in the act, other weapons with a certain number of "defining features", and detachable magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition, that had been manufactured after the beginning date of the ban. The Assault Weapons Ban expired in 2004, but H.R. 6257 introduced June 12, 2008 seeks to re-instate the ban indefinitely as well as to expand the list of banned weapons. Three co-sponsors (as of June 18, 2008) support it.[92] New York, California, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Connecticut, and New Jersey and several local jurisdictions have codified some provisions of the now expired 2004 Federal ban into State and local law. The expiration of the Assault Weapons Ban has been shown to have had little effect on crime rates throughout the United States, at least in those areas that do not have their own laws restricting the ownership of the firearms affected by the Assault Weapons Ban.~

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Joe just blows when he thinks that those in rural Canada want to ban guns. Obviously he believes in the Disney version where if you ask a grizzly bear nicely, the two of you can go into the pub and discuss how to settle differences over a beer. *** I am still interested in learning about some specifics and facts about gun control and gun violence in Canada*** You will find that where guns are accepted as part of society, gun violence is low. It is where guns are feared and gun violence is higher. Guns do not have the ability to alter the character of a person as Obama, the loser, wants America's to believe.

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