Deaths by firearm
|Cause of death||2000||2001||2002||2003||2004||2005||2006|
|Accidental discharge of firearms||20||28||31||27||23||17||17|
|Assault (homicide) by discharge of firearms||156||148||137||138||149||202||166|
|Discharge of firearms, undetermined intent||9||10||11||7||3||6||5|
|Intentional self-harm (suicide) by discharge of firearms||685||651||633||618||568||593||586|
|Percent of gun deaths that are suicides||78.7||77.7||78||78.2||76.4||72.5||75.7|
Source: Statistics Canada. Table 102-0551 - Deaths and mortality rate, by selected grouped causes, age group and sex, Canada, annual, CANSIM (database). http://cansim2.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-win/cnsmcgi.exe?Lang=E&CNSM-Fi=CII/CII_1-eng.htm (accessed: September 2, 2010)
 Public Opinion
- "In Canada private ownership of firearms is legal for hunting, target practice and other recreational purposes. To own a firearm someone must be licensed by the government and cannot have a criminal record or mental instability. Should private ownership of firearms remain legal in Canada or should private firearms ownership be banned entirely?"
- In total, 75.8% agreed that private firearms ownership should remain legal in Canada.
- Only 22.1% agreed private firearms ownership should be banned entirely in Canada.
- Support for private ownership reached as high as 91.2% (in Sasflatchewan).
- Even in Quebec, the gun-grabbingest province in the country, 71.8% favoured legal ownership of firearms.
- 69.7% of women favoured legal gun ownership.
- 78.9 % of those with a household of income under 65,000 were in favour vs. 87.5% with incomes over 65,000.
- 79 % of high school graduates agreed, vs. 82% of college grads.
The margin of error for the study is 3.08% 19 times out of 20.
There was an assumption by the powers that be that it was about 65% in favour and 30% opposed [to private ownership of firearms]. — Terry Burns, CFI-ICAF Board of Governors Chairman
- "CFI Poll destroys the Canadian Myth", CFI website.
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