How To Buy a Gun In Canada: Armed and Reasonable

How To Buy a Gun In Canada: Armed and Reasonable

No one thinks of Canada as a nation of gun nuts, but collectively, Canadians own over 10 million guns and this number keeps growing. Canada has been ranked 6th best country overall for gun owners by Guns & Ammo Magazine.

There’s a new type of gun owner emerging — 20 years ago you needed to know someone with guns to be introduced to them, but today, young people are discovering guns online. This new generation of young gun enthusiasts is often simultaneously pro-gun and pro-gun control, almost fanatical about following gun safety laws. They’re making shooting a fast-growing extreme sport.

Despite somewhat high gun ownership and liberal laws, Canada’s gun violence is still remarkably low. What is it about Canada’s gun culture and laws that separates it from the US? VICE talks to gun legislators and enthusiasts in Canada and the US to find out.

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  1. fetB on November 12, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    7:56 is this a joke? no way this is protocol

  2. MG Cooper on November 12, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    Immigration of mainly fighting age men into Britain, Europe, the Americas, Asia:
    Br. Nathanael & others: genocide of the West coming! Way things are panning out, I’d say Western & N.Hemisphere ppls need to be "prepped", including guns, water and storable food, fighting fitness, good alliances & protests about what’s happening.
    History: gun & free speech bans lead to authoritarian rule & genocides.
    Pls share.

  3. N. W. P. on November 12, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    Vice is fucking disgusting

  4. Zach Brown on November 12, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    okay, i’m halfway through this video and i honestly can’t finish the rest of it after seeing 11:45-11:55. what a little wussy baby girl that Vice picked to do a story about firearms. ugh i think i might vomit

  5. Ethan Hoffmann on November 12, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    I wish I could pick up a gun from the post office in America

  6. Concentrate Corner on November 12, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    ‘i guess i have like a hockey stick’ I can link anyone to a video where a 18-20 yr old , 5’2 100lb, single mother was home alone in the boonies pretty much (outskirts) and 2 men showed up to rape her and whatever else they had in plan. They were trying to kick in the door and they had knives with them. She had a shotgun luckily and fired it once they got through and ran them off and i think she hit one. If that woman didnt have her shotgun she would of been RAPED, and likely murdered. Living her child for dead as well (it was a baby) or they could of potentially killed the child. You gotta remember these rapists n killers dont think like a normal person. This is why having a gun for safety and home defense is so important. It makes the playing field equal for people who it usually wouldnt be. Im 6’4 n 230, if it was me kicking in that door and they didnt have a gun what do you think would happen in a hand to hand fight? That is why i love that in the USA women n the vulnerable have a option to buy a gun n protect themselves n their loved ones/home

  7. Kyle Harrison on November 12, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    I saw this had a large dislike ratio and wanted to find out why. I thought the video was fine. Represented pretty much everything accordingly. Even though the reporter decided it ultimately wasn’t for her, that’s fine too. I thought it was great that in the NRA convention the editing didn’t paint the people attending as some kind of nut job. Reading the comments, it looks like many are pointing out looking down the barrel. I get the concern. My instructor got us to use a cleaning rod instead for the examine step. Thing is by this stage you’ve already removed the cartirdiges, observed the chamber, and verified the feeding path. When she’s looking down the barrel that’s the "Examine the bore" for obstructions step. Done correctly you’ve already proven the gun is unloaded and wont fire a round into your skull. I still wouldn’t do it, and and I’d just rather carry the cleanign rod instead for that step. But that’s the thinking anyways.

  8. Nick D on November 12, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    In America they sell them at walmart!!!

  9. Addicted to Guns on November 12, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    “Because people who have guns get shot” lol the stupidest thing I’ve heard all year.

  10. Yao Tzio on November 12, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    Bullshit, you need a background check for gun shows. And, when buying online, it needs to be shipped to a licensed dealer. Where you do a background check.
    And, never ever, look down a freaking barrel. Who the hell tells people to safety check by looking down a barrel

  11. OakVal on November 12, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    So I guess you just have to sit on your couch and let the intruder kill you

  12. Krash LaFoe on November 12, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    Im from Alabama living in Oklahoma. I do Love our Canadian brothers and sisters. But you don’t want to be like us as far as guns go, learn from out turmoil, our children are killing each other in the streets. You don’t need guns, you don’t want guns.

  13. B&O5300 on November 12, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    Canada has a high rate of gun ownership just like in the United States but however rarely have any mass shootings although some had happened over the last several decades.

  14. Sam A10 on November 12, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    looking down on the barrEl 👁👄..

  15. wildcat reloading on November 12, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    Exactly, firearms owners are socially responsible people

  16. Harry FP on November 12, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    No just no Canada needs to figure out how to be more like the usa

  17. Mason MAIN PAGE on November 12, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    6:09 HUGE ERROR…Every (gun show) FFL dealer sale MUST do a background check, unless in some states like AZ where someone has a valid CCW then no check is required, however the form 4473 is still filled out. It is ILLEGAL for any online sale to ship a gun to anyone other then a FFL dealer. Even if a private sale is started online, they can not ship it to anyone but a FFL dealer. No online store that sells guns is shipping it to your house!! LEARN HOW TO INVESTIGATE AND REPORT ACCURATE INFORMATION!!!

  18. Habib Ur Rehman on November 12, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    Youtube’s algorithm has a sick sense of humor.

  19. Anthony LeRoux on November 12, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    The peace of mind to not have to live in fear whether or not I die from an encounter is irrelevant to me !!!
    I should have the ability to at least try to defend myself on an equal basis for the threat. And like they taught me in the military, to only use the minimal, or equal, and necessary force as required in an "Aid-to-Civil-Defence’ situation, also referred to as a non-wartime related battlefield environment, or other situation!!!

  20. Martin Pietens on November 12, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    This should become public knowledge as many Canadians are ignorant about our gun laws. They actually believe you can just walk into a gun store and buy a gun which is not the case.

  21. Thorn in the side on November 12, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Guns, Laughable. You cant even use free speech in Kanaduh.

  22. Zach Brown on November 12, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    somehow, running s criminal background check on every single gun owner in the entirety of Canada EVERY 24 HOURS seems INCREDIBLY overkill if you ask me, but you do you, Canada…

  23. Devin T on November 12, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    im 13 and did my PAL test yesterday (96%) pretty proud of myself but i was shocked that you look down the barrel to prove that nothings lodged in the barrel

  24. VICE on November 12, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    With growing gun ownership in Canada but low rates of gun violence and death, could Canadian-style gun control laws serve as a good middle-of-the-road model for the USA?

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  25. TOXIC UNKNOWN AIRSOFT on November 12, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    did she just look down the barrel 7:58

  26. Mičo Agregatnostanjević on November 12, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    Most European countries have similar laws, you have to go through something similar to a driver’s license and are required to either be in a shooting club or a hunting club

  27. birria taco son los mejores on November 12, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    who thought it would be a good idea to let this hall of fame school threat menace to society handle a gun?

  28. Veganjedi97 on November 12, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    Canada should change its rules, like if a burglar breaks into your house or a home invasion is underway you should be able to shoot them and kill them, in Canada if you shoot a home invader they can literally sue you for the medical bills. That’s fucked

  29. Youtubereseee126 on November 12, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Stop calling it a gun. It’s called a firearm.

  30. Kelvin Pascal on November 12, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Only if your white can you shoot an unarmed native in the back of the head and walk free. Fact

  31. EAS B Reid on November 12, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    I have never been to a gun show that didn’t require background checks, i need proof to believe that

  32. Jeffrey Ng on November 12, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    that henry big boy is gorgeous

  33. Nokia Quality on November 12, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    Excuse me? There is backgrounds checks, online and at gun shows in every state. Idk where they got this information that there isn’t.

  34. Tim Denhardt on November 12, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    No background check in the gun show PARKING LOT. Get the correct facts or leave it out

  35. Desert Dragon on November 12, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Git yer thumb off the slide girl. Well, it only takes once to modify that grip.

  36. Michael Alimo on November 12, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Didn’t wanna go with just looking at the chamber huh?

  37. nesto gevara on November 12, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    Lesbian power … 🔋💪✨💛💓💖🔋

  38. Guy Desnoyers on November 12, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    Big Henry got dumped! hehe

    Pretty fair video – would have added how much work it is to clean and store, but good insight on the bureaucracy.

  39. Be'lakor, the Dark Master on November 12, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    Without Second Amendment, guns are useless.

  40. Eric Gray on November 12, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    As a Canadian I can say for a fact that this is not factual at all this is honestly cringe and ridiculously incorrect and that includes the kind of guns you can own and that kind of training you get

  41. F V on November 12, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    Does VICE have the same documentary about Russia?

  42. Jorgen Norstrom on November 12, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    The combo guns and god is bound to be a disaster

  43. Thomas Haws on November 12, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Did a good job she looks straight down the barrel of the liver action rifle that was stupid never looked down the barrel any fire arm ever

  44. Ronin Doomer on November 12, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Propaganda. All of it.

  45. Kimi bell–zhong on November 12, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    grow up in east asia, been in Japan , China , korea, never seen a gun on my life, and never had any gun related incident any where near where i live.
    I dont care.about the arguement, my life was perfect fine without a gun and ibreally want keep it that way in Canada.

  46. Alex Martinez on November 12, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    It was going good until the lies start coming out. The reporter says “no background checks” but the text at the bottom clearly says “limited background check” which can mean anything really.

  47. Giovanna Lin on November 12, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Ha… Who’s watching this in 2021?…

  48. Giga Chad on November 12, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Do you need to be a Canadian citizen to own a gun?

  49. Zach Brown on November 12, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    the exaggerated reactions from this VICE reporter EVERY time there’s a gunshot are making me cringe, and it’s not like she didn’t know the shot was coming either…

  50. Zach Landon on November 12, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    "sweet I have a loaded gun on me"
    "no you don’t"
    I’m not sure why I found that Interaction so funny