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CBC should stop trying to demonize the Russians for their guns

By Scott Taylor      

The federally funded news outlet should focus more on the real dangers in our own backyard.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, foreground third from left, visits the Kalashnikov Corporate Group in 2013. Photograph courtesy of the Kremlin
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OTTAWA—I happened to catch a news item on the CBC’s The National last Thursday night that illustrates how modern Russian society celebrates its association with the world-famous Kalashnikov assault rifle. It is true that since it was first created by gun designer Mikhail Kalashnikov in 1947, the weapon that still bears his name has become the most prolific assault rifle around the globe. It is simple to operate and rugged enough to withstand the most inhospitable conditions. It is also

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