Five US states were the source of the majority of guns used in crimes in the Canadian province of Ontario between 2018 and 2021, a new investigation by the Global News reports.
Over that four year period, thousands of guns used in crimes in Ontario have been traced to sales in Texas, Ohio, Florida, Michigan and Georgia. The report comes two weeks after it was disclosed that the gun used by a mass murderer in Nova Scotia to kill 22 people in 2020 was bought by an American illegally at a Maine gun show and sold to the Canadian mass shooter illegally.
In 2021, the 170 guns were traced to sources in Ohio; Texas (160), Florida (159), Georgia (129) and Michigan (59). The report also notes that eleven Ohio men were recently arrested by the US Department of Justice for plotting to illegally ship 200 guns to Toronto.
The Toronto Police Service police service estimates that 85% of the guns used in crimes in the city come from the United States.