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10 February 2007

Ottawa Citizen (Ontario), Series

Before different types of firearms are regulated, they have to be defined, and that is the challenge of changing current firearms law to prohibit "assault weapons." Gun owners point out that most firearms in circulation were originally designed for military purposes. Even antique flintlock muskets were at one time considered high-tech assault rifles. After an elementary school massacre in Stockton, California, U.S. lawmakers brought in new controls on military-style... (

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