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Feds propose new regulations to discourage retail record-keeping on long guns

June 13, 2012 - 5:43 PM

OTTAWA - Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is moving to bar what he calls "back-door" gun registries.

Toews has tabled proposed regulations in Parliament that say gun dealers would not be required to collect and keep data on long gun sales.

Recently passed legislation ended registration of most rifles and shotguns and directed the RCMP to permanently destroy more than seven million files on firearm ownership.

However, provinces have required gun dealers to record information about sales for decades.

The new federal regulations say a business cannot be forced, as a condition of its licence, to collect or record information about most long-gun transactions.

Toews says the regulations would eliminate the potential for the revival of the long-gun registry.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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