An investigation by the Toronto Star reported on how guns are purchased in the United States and trafficked into Canada.
The report stated that a gun would first be purchased in the United States for $150. The gun would then be smuggled across the border and sold in the City of Windsor for $800 to $1,000 to a trafficker. The trafficker would then move the gun further north into the City of Toronto, where that gun is sold for at least $2,000.
Pistols in Toronto are also available for rent for $600 per night, according to the Toronto Star.
Up to 70 percent of all crimes involving guns in Canada involve firearms purchased in the United States and smuggled into the country.
Source: David Bruser and Jayme Poisson, “Star investigation: How one U.S. gun broker moved firearms across the border,” Toronto Star, April 18, 2013.
Source: Jayme Poisson and David Bruser, “Hundreds of illegally made gun parts seized in online trafficking bust,” Toronto Star, April 23, 2013.