Controversial gun marking rules need ‘substantial re-writing’: Goodale

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The federal government deferred its plan to impose a controversial marking scheme on all guns made and imported into Canada because the 13-year-old rules are out of date and need to be rewritten.

The Firearms Marking Regulations were slated to come into force on June 1 until last week, when the government quietly pushed that timeline ahead by 18 months. The rules are now set to take effect on Dec. 1, 2018.

The contentious regulations, which would help achieve compliance with a United Nations firearms treaty, have now been delayed eight times by four successive governments.

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