Originally Posted by DRAZ
Honest, no offense intended by any of these questions, but some of the posts on this site have left me in amazement and I'm realizing that our friends to the north have apparently completely lost their firearms rights. If that is the case, I'm hopeful that Canadians can somehow regain those rights.
This may seem silly, but as an American, I would rest much more comfortably knowing that our neighbors to the north had relatively unfettered access to firearms for a multitude of reasons that I'm not going to get into.
We never had firearms rights to begin with. Our Constitution does not have property rights built in - technically, we don't have the right to "own" anything, including firearms.
Canadians fall into an odd split when it comes to firearms - the population of the 7 provinces and territories West and North of Ontario generally support gun ownership, but they don't have the population (and thus, the votes, based on our electoral rules) to prevent a gun grab lobbied for by the urban anti-gun lobby of the major urban centers in Ontario + Quebec. It would be like if all of your states wanted something, but could be vetoed by California and New York because they have the highest urban populations in LA and NYC. Doesn't seem very fair, but that's the way our electoral system works - 13 provinces and territories, but generally only Quebec and Ontario get whatever they want when they want it......