It’s no lie that Canada has some terribly unproductive and restrictive gun laws on the books, but here are some reasons why it’s not all so bad!
Okay, so Canada has some seriously crappy laws when it comes to gun control and it’s no secret that our friends to the south put us to shame in what we can and cannot own or do – AKs, suppressors, open and concealed carry… the list goes on. But here are some things that many Americans have to put up with that we don’t.
8) No import bans on Russian firearms
In July of 2014 the President of the United States, Barack Obama, issued Executive Order 13662 as a retaliation to the Russian aggression on the Ukranian territory known as Crimea – a conflict that is still ongoing to this day. This order imposed heavy sanctions on Russia, including the importation of firearms such the SKS, Mosin Nagant, and the venerable AK-47.
This isn’t even the first time that Russian firearms were banned – they were also subject to Clinton’s 10-year Federal Assault Weapons Ban in 1994 and Bush Sr’s ban on the importation of foreign-made, semiautomatic rifles that do not have a “sporting purpose”.While we can purchase SKSs and Mosin Nagants for around $200, they are frequently sold for around USD $500 south of the border. .