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Liberal backbenchers in safe rural ridings say they can sell Goodale’s gun bill, other Grits laying low

By Abbas Rana, Peter Mazereeuw      

Rural Liberals who won big say the bill is no problem for hunters and shooters. Conservatives keep mum in the House, but slam the bill in Facebook ads.

'There is no element of a long gun registry contained in this legislation,' Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said during a press conference after he introduced legislation to make good on the government's gun safety promises. Some rural Conservatives and a gun lobby group are telling voters otherwise. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Liberal MPs from safe rural ridings say they can sell the government’s new gun safety bill to their constituents, while some country Grits who won by slim margins have kept quiet so far about the legislation that two weeks ago scared “the hell” out of the party’s rural caucus. 

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