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Canada

We may have a lot in common with our Northern neighbors, but the right to bear arms isn’t one of them. In Canada, there is no legal right to possess firearms.

Citizens must fill out an application and receive a license to own a gun. A background check is part of the application process and focuses on the applicant’s criminal, mental, addiction and domestic violence history. Proof of safety training is also required and owners must re-apply every five years.

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