[81] Kopel, op. cit., pp. 165-166. The Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics reports that 93% of all homicides in Canada are single-victim incidents, situations in which the action type or magazine capacity of a firearm would be irrelevant. Both the number and rate of single- and multiple- victim incidents remained constant between 1982-1991.

The magazine capacity restrictions introduced by Bill C-17 in 1991, limiting magazine capacity for semiautomatic centerfire rifles/shotguns and handguns to 5 and 10 rounds, respectively, offer little practical gain in safety. Changing a magazine takes only 1.5 seconds. Criminals can fire three 10 round magazines in essentially the same time they fired two 15 round magazines.