Arms Trafficking in Canada of US Purchased Guns

Between 2006 and 2012, the Canadian Border Services Agency seized over 65,000 illegal weapons along the border with the United States. Firearms made up approximately one third of all illegal weapons seized at the border.

Security experts believe that most guns entering Canada are able to pass through the border with ease. The CBC reported that in 2011, Border agents seized 673 guns at Canadian entry ports such as airports, mail centers and land border crossing.  In comparison, police across the country seized 33,727 firearms during 2011.

(Price of AK-47s and other guns on the black market.)

Source: “Border agents want more resources to stop gun smuggling,” CBC News, June 14, 2013.