Just pulling this out of my ass but aren't Americans more violent then Canadians. Aren't our major metropolitan areas much larger geographically/population based and our larger cities have a much higher crime rate in comparison??
Don't most canadians have guns for hunting and sport at least the more rural areas.
I believe with all my heart that banning guns will not stop this type of senseless crime. The people that think of this, plan for this, could obtain a gun illegally.
There is no way to confiscate all the hand guns in America. So for discussion sake this is fine in reality it will never happen.
/\ very few Canucks have hunting rifles. From some quick research, roughly 5.4% of our population have a registered firearm.