Reasons for firearms license application refusals in Canada in 2017, based on number of refusals
Canada: reasons for firearms license application refusals in 2017
This graph shows the reasons for firearms license application refusals in Canada in 2017. In 2017, there were 68 license application refusals due to domestic violence nationwide.
Reasons for firearms license application refusals in Canada in 2017, based on number of refusals
Number of application refusals
Court-ordered prohibition/probation240
Potential risk to others199
Provided false information192
Mental health149
Potential risk to self148
Domestic violence68
Violent behaviour62
PAL ineligible*15
Drug offences14
Unsafe firearm use and storage12
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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

Canada

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

The sum of application refusal reasons will exceed the yearly total of refused licenses because a single license can be refused for numerous factors.
* Possession and Acquisition License.

Canada: reasons for firearms license application refusals in 2017
This graph shows the reasons for firearms license application refusals in Canada in 2017. In 2017, there were 68 license application refusals due to domestic violence nationwide.
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