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18 July 2006

Canadian Press

REGINA — The shooting deaths of two RCMP officers in northern Saskatchewan and other crimes like it in recent years show the need to maintain the federal registry for long-barrelled firearms, gun control advocates say. The firearms registry was devised during the 1990s by the then-Liberal government in the wake of the massacre at Montreal's Ecole Polytechnique in 1989. But cost overruns have plagued the program and the new Conservative government has introduced... (

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