Liberals studying ban on hunting rifles and shotguns

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A quarter of Canadian households, 25%, own a firearm. Only 15% of Canadians surveyed rated gun-related violence “a major threat to public safety.” A total of 13% said it was “not at a threat at all.” More than a third of Canadians want a ban on hunting rifles and shotguns, a Liberal poll shows. Blacklock’s Reporter says Public Safety Minister Bill Blair’s department commissioned the poll with those wanting the ban saying they were “not very or at all familiar” with firearms regulations. “Thinking each of these types of firearms should be illegal is lowest among those who indicate they are very familiar with firearms regulations in Canada, and highest among those not very or at all familiar,” wrote researchers. The findings are detailed in a March 24 report Firearms Public Awareness Research released yesterday. A quarter of Canadian households, 25%, own a firearm. Only 15% of Canadians surveyed rated gun-related violence “a major threat to public safety.” A total of 13% said it was “not at a threat at all.” More than a third, 39%, said rifles and shotguns should be illegal. Sixty-three percent said handguns should be banned.

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