Do the results of government questionnaire on handguns truly reflect how Canadians feel?

Doubts are being raised about the reliability of an online government questionnaire last fall that gauged how Canadians feel about possible new restrictions on handguns and assault-style weapons.

Recently released documents show a large majority of the 130,000-plus respondents said they were opposed to tightening restrictions. But proponents of stricter gun control say the questionnaire was highly vulnerable to manipulation and don’t believe the results represent the views of most Canadians.