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24 January 2001

Canadian Press

CALGARY — The head of Canada's pro-gun lobby will plead guilty to unsafe handling of a firearm after a jammed handgun he was cleaning went off in his apartment. Jim Hinter's trial was to have gone ahead Wednesday, but the case was adjourned until Feb. 21 after Crown prosecutor Danny Elliott received a request from Hinter's lawyer asking to postpone it for a guilty plea. Hinter, president of the National Firearms Association, did not appear in provincial court and... (

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