Growing up in Canada means I didn’t have a lot of exposure to firearms growing up. In fact, Canadians are only allowed to own and use three different types of weapons. From an early age we’re given a bolt action rifle and expected to hunt for our own food in the wilderness. As we get older and stronger, we are given clubs, as it is the preferred hunting technique for baby seals. Finally, when we’re 12 we can apply for a license for a shotgun, provided we can show proficiency with shooting zombie targets in the head. According to Brian, this is an M16 which is one of those newfangled assault rifles that reloads automatically through some form of American witchcraft.
A little birdie once told me that it’s easier to get an assault rifle in New York than it is to get a hand gun.