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5 November 2010

Postmedia News (Canada)

Canada rigorously screens handgun applicants and rejects or revokes thousands of licences each year. While violent crime involving handguns is rare in Nanaimo, a pair of weekend deaths raised questions about how Gerrit Swart, suspected of being mentally ill, obtained a handgun police say he used to kill himself and his mother, 76-year-old Janetta, on Saturday. Like other legal gun owners, Swart would have been required to complete rigorous screening and training... (

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