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Ballistic tracing, tougher penalties, joint operations key to slowing cross-border gun smuggling, say former top cops

By Peter Mazereeuw      

The Nova Scotia shooter did not have a gun license, and got some of his weapons illegally from the United States, police say. 

Former police chiefs and current Senators Gwen Boniface and Vern White say there are plenty of things police and border officers can do to slow the flow of guns across the border—if they have funding and direction from the government. The Hill Times file photographs

Ballistic tracing, joint-force operations, and tougher penalties for smugglers are some of the ways Canada can stem the flow of illegal guns across its border with the U.S., say two former police chiefs now sitting in the Senate.

Peter Mazereeuw

Peter Mazereeuw is a deputy editor for The Hill Times covering politics, legislation, and the Senate.
- peter@hilltimes.com


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