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Long-gun firearms sales 'open to abuse,' says Ontario's Chief Firearms Officer

PARLIAMENT HILL—Seven million rifles and shotguns in Canada have “dropped off the radar” following destruction of all the registry data and elimination of mandatory sales records for gun dealers and stores, says a chief firearms officer who lost a battle over rifle and shotgun sales with Public Safety Minister Vic Toews last June.

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Long-gun firearms sales 'open to abuse,' says Ontario's Chief Firearms Officer

'We had a really good system beforehand, a means of checking that unlicensed persons or criminals weren’t legally acquiring firearms. Now we have something close to what they have in the States,' says Chris Wyatt.

PARLIAMENT HILL—Seven million rifles and shotguns in Canada have “dropped off the radar” following destruction of all the registry data and elimination of mandatory sales records for gun dealers and stores, says a chief firearms officer who lost a battle over rifle and shotgun sales with Public Safety Minister Vic Toews last June.

  

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