Gov’t again de­lays firearm mark­ing reg­u­la­tions

The Prince George Citizen - - News -

OT­TAWA (CP) — The Trudeau gov­ern­ment is again de­lay­ing im­ple­men­ta­tion of firearm-mark­ing reg­u­la­tions in­tended to help po­lice trace guns used in crimes – de­spite a 2015 cam­paign pledge to im­me­di­ately en­act them.

The fed­eral gov­ern­ment an­nounced Fri­day it will de­fer the reg­u­la­tions, which were slated to come into force early next month, un­til Dec. 1, 2020.

It said more time is needed to come up with a sys­tem for im­ple­ment­ing the reg­u­la­tions.

The reg­u­la­tions would re­quire do­mes­ti­cally man­u­fac­tured firearms to bear the name of the man­u­fac­turer, se­rial num­ber, and “Canada” or “CA,” while im­ported guns would have to carry the “Canada” or “CA” des­ig­na­tion.

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