Gov’t again delays firearm marking regulations
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.