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15 January 2003

Christian Science Monitor

TORONTO — Oscar Lacombe hoped to be the first person charged with possessing an unregistered rifle under Canada's controversial firearms law. But after presenting himself to police in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, he was finally told to go home. Mr. Lacombe is one of thousands of Canadian gun owners defying the country's National Firearms Program by not registering, or not giving intent to register, their rifles and shotguns by Jan. 1, 2003, risking up to 10 years in... (

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