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Critics slam feds’ decision to scrap records of rifle, shotgun sales in wake of Newtown shootings in U.S.

The widening U.S. debate over tighter gun laws in the wake of a massacre of 20 children at a Connecticut elementary school on Dec. 14 has focused critics of the government’s decision last June eliminating a requirement for gun dealers in Canada to keep records of rifle and shotgun sales.

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Canada’s Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, pictured recently in Ottawa at the Canadian American Business Council’s 18 Annual Policy Forum with former U.S. ambassador David Wilkins. Mr. Toews’ office said the government has no intention of reconsidering its elimination of gun tracking and control programs over the past year.

 

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Critics slam feds’ decision to scrap records of rifle, shotgun sales in wake of Newtown shootings in U.S.

The widening U.S. debate over tighter gun laws in the wake of a massacre of 20 children at a Connecticut elementary school on Dec. 14 has focused critics of the government’s decision last June eliminating a requirement for gun dealers in Canada to keep records of rifle and shotgun sales.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Canada’s Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, pictured recently in Ottawa at the Canadian American Business Council’s 18 Annual Policy Forum with former U.S. ambassador David Wilkins. Mr. Toews’ office said the government has no intention of reconsidering its elimination of gun tracking and control programs over the past year.

 

  

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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