In Canada, the courses required to obtain a firearms license mostly covers the safe handling and storage of firearms. Negligent discharges aren't something I hear about often, everybody that I know that own firearms go above and beyond to ensure that they are stored and used responsibly. My ammo is locked in a different part of the house as the gun safe. It would take me over 5 minutes to fire my shotgun. It's perfectly legal to walk down the street with an unloaded non-restricted firearm, but I have yet to see anyone do that.
I guess it might have something to do with a different culture in the True White North, but between safety training and storage requirements in Canada a lot of risk is likely removed from the equation.
My 2 cents.