I think you'd discover that your way of thinking isn't so much Canadian as it is pragmatic and rational. However in my land of sky fairies... Ya know.I spent some time earlier this year in the US (there is a thread about it).
For the Americans reading this thread, a helpful piece of advice is to stop thinking of Canadians as the same as Americans who just happen to live a bit farther north. You are better to think that Canada has its own history and culture as different from the US as, say, Sweden, Denmark or Switzerland.
With that in mind, Canadians are *horrified* at mass shootings. We will take bold steps to prevent them. We look in shock and confusion at the US and will do what we can to not have that level of gun violence. So from that perspective, the recent move by our Prime Minister is probably pretty consistent with what most people want and will generally receive broad acceptance.