Accounting for Deprivation: The Intersection of Sections 7 and 15 of the Charter in the Context of Marginalized Groups.

“The Barbra Schilfer Clinic challenged the repeal on the grounds that it disproportionately impacted the safety and
security of women. Most women who are shot, are shot by people they know–acquaintances or intimate partners–and firearms used in domestic violence are primarily legally owned rifles and shotguns. As a result, controls on these firearms benefit women in particular.”