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13 August 2001

London Free Press (Ontario), Editorial

The zingy title of Canada Customs brochure RC4227 is Importing a Fire-arm or Weapon into Canada. But get past the bureaucratese and the message is clear: Don't even think about it. If the admonition to visitors verges on puritanical, it is no less than Canadians expect of themselves, particularly in regard to handguns. Guns in Canada are more generally viewed with horror than as guarantors of liberty, a position in marked contrast and occasional border conflict with... (

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