66% believe gun control laws should be more strict in Canada: poll
A new survey by Leger Marketing has examined the issue of gun control in Canada and the United States. 38% of the 678 Canadian homicides in 2019 were gun-related; the rate of gun deaths in the U.S. is 8 times higher than that of Canada. Recently introduced federal gun control legislation, Bill C-21, includes a voluntary buy-back program for assault weapons that were prohibited in May 2020.
According to the poll results, 66% of Canadians believe gun control should be tighter in their country. Conversely, a lower percentage of Americans feel the same way (60%).
66% of Canadians and 60% of Americans believe gun control should be tighter in their country.Learn more here https://t.co/2fqUUofXMo#Leger360 pic.twitter.com/oTqAoATxDN— Leger (@leger360) April 1, 2021
66% of Canadians believe gun control laws should be more strict in Canada
The study also found that roughly half of Americans, 51%, would support a ban on the sale and use of all assault rifles. Furthermore, 69% of Americans would also support stronger background checks for gun possession.
For the full list of results and methodology, please visit the Leger Marketing website.
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