By JEFFREY KLEINBERG, Associated Press writerIn the early days of the modern gun, there was only one kind of gun: the shotgun.
Now, with hundreds of new types of guns and more than 20 million registered owners, there’s a whole new generation of shooters who want to own a new one.
Guns are a big part of that change.
While shotguns are a staple in Canada, guns like the AR-15 rifle are on the rise in the United States, where they are becoming more popular with urban residents who want a reliable weapon.
The popularity of handguns and the rise of semiautomatic rifles has prompted many gun enthusiasts to look to their old guns, too.
Gun sales rose in Canada in the 1990s as people took to the outdoors and sought a safer, more controllable way to defend themselves.
But in the past few years, a shift in public opinion in the U.S. and Canada has led some gun owners to take their firearms to the street and sell them for a profit.
The AR-17 is an example of that trend.
The rifle’s popularity is growing faster in Canada than in the States and many Canadians are taking advantage of the opportunity to get their hands on the latest models, which have a longer range than their older counterparts.
It was an early 1990s experiment in self-defense that began with the Canadian National Rifle Association, or CNE.
The gun was invented by retired Army Col. David Leitch in 1993, and it was the weapon he used to protect his family and colleagues in Fort McMurray, Alta., when the city was engulfed by the oil and gas industry.
The Alberta city was devastated by a fire in 1999 that killed 22 people and destroyed more than 700 homes.
Leitch wanted to take advantage of a loophole in Alberta’s gun laws to build his own gun, a bolt-action shotgun called the .50-caliber, which had a shorter barrel and a detachable magazine that held 10 rounds of ammunition.
The magazine could hold 10 rounds in a single clip.
The Canadian National Firearms Association was formed in 1999, and in 2002, the first Canadian versions of the AR and AR-style rifle were approved by the Canadian Firearms Safety Board.
Leitch, who has since died, founded his own company, Gunbroker, to sell the new weapons.
“He was trying to make money,” said Paul Davenport, a gun dealer who works in the city of Toronto.
“But he didn’t have enough money.
He had a lot of money, but it didn’t go far enough to cover the costs of manufacturing, the paperwork, the licensing.”
Davenport said that Leitch was known as a “freeloader.”
He was “a guy who made his living from selling guns.”
A lot of people had no idea there was a market for AR-like rifles.
In Canada, the market for guns was limited to police departments, military personnel, and certain groups of people who could afford the higher prices.
The first AR-series rifles came out in 1996 and were sold primarily to the military, including members of the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
In the United Kingdom, the government issued a blanket ban on AR-type rifles in 2003 and banned the sale of them by law enforcement in the country’s six largest cities, London, Birmingham, Newcastle, Leeds and Edinburgh.
The British government also imposed a ban on certain military weapons, such as the M4 carbine, and banned sales of firearms to military personnel.
The government also made it illegal to buy any of the rifles or shotguns made by Leitch’s company.
The ban on firearms in the UK was lifted in 2010, but the ban on the AR rifles in Canada has not.
Canada’s National Firearms Licensing Board, which oversees the licensing of firearms in Canada and oversees the sale and transfer of firearms, issued a new ruling last month that allows gun dealers to sell and transfer AR-model rifles to people who meet certain requirements.
It allows people to purchase a shotgun from a private seller for a maximum price of $3,000, but there’s no limit on how many firearms dealers can sell to people.
The ruling allows dealers to offer the AR to anyone, but only to those who have a valid certificate of identity from their local police department or from the Royal Australian Mounted Regiment.
The rules are a step in the right direction, said Adam Vaughan, president of the Federation of Canadian Rifle Associations.
The NRA is still a powerful lobby group in Canada.
They have lobbied governments and politicians on behalf of the rifle industry and the Canadian government, and their members are influential.
But the ARs are being sold at a higher price in the states, where prices are lower, and the AR pistols are being exported to countries where they aren’t readily available.
“It’s a little bit of a gray area, and