Before gun control, about 800 Canadians were killed annually by firearms. After gun control, about 800 are killed annually by firearms. Simply put, gun control does not save lives. At the same time, about 2,500 die annually due to falls. Yes, the simple ladder kills more Canadians than firearms, but you don’t see politicians clamouring to register ladders.
This information was obtained from the Dominion Bureau of Statistics. Ironically, this office in Ottawa is across the hall from the gun control bureau. If Ottawa’s actions were based on a sincere desire to save human life, then the $2 billion could have been better spent on safety training and health care — but unfortunately safety training and health care isn’t as glamorous as gun control.
Based on this, I must therefore conclude that politicians’ support for gun control is not based on a desire to save human life, but instead a cynical platform to obtain votes to stay in office.