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18 March 2010

Canadian Press

OTTAWA — The No. 2 Mountie has come out in favour of the embattled federal gun registry. Deputy RCMP commissioner Bill Sweeney told the Commons public safety committee today there's strong evidence the registry promotes officer and public safety. Minutes earlier, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews denounced the system for tracking long guns as a waste of money. Toews says the more than $1 billion spent on the registry would be better spent putting police officers on... (

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