Canada Plans New Gun-Marking System for Tracing to Owners

28 Nov 2018 — The Canadian government will require guns to be marked in a way that links them to their owners for police tracing, raising concern of a new registration system that violates privacy and eases future bans. The new system will revamp the UN-inspired Firearms Marking Regulations and take effect Dec. 1, 2020, the Ministry…

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Canada Postpones Firearms Marking Regulations for Eighth Time

19 May 2017

The Canadian government postponed its Firearms Marking Regulations for the eighth time since they were adopted in 2004 amid confusion about how to enforce and obey the policy and concern about its effects. This was the first deferral by a governing party that had campaigned on a plan to implement the rules “immediately.”

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Firearms Marking Rules Delayed Until 2018, Regina Group Says

18 May 2017

The Canadian government postponed new rules on importing guns to December 2018 from June 1 this year, Regina Gun Safety & Licensing said today, quoting the RCMP. A draft government document suggests a delay is in the works on the policies, which have already disrupted the gun industry.

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Olympic Gun Supplier Stops Imports on Concern Over Marking Rules

17 May 2017

Canada’s new rules affecting gun imports, the so-called Firearms Marking Regulations, are already hurting businesses, consumers and the economy, and the policies haven’t even taken effect.

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Gun Imports Jump as Industry Aims to Avoid Crisis From New Rules

7 May 2017

Canada’s gun imports surged in the first quarter as companies stocked up to shield themselves from government import rules that take effect June 1 and threaten to hurl the industry into a crisis. The government said it’s planning an update soon.

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Gun Industry Faces Turmoil, Costs as UN Marking Deadline Nears

12 Apr 2017

Canada’s firearm industry is in turmoil over import-marking rules that start June 1, threatening gun shops, importers and consumers with surging prices, business closures and more than 5,000 job losses.

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IRunGuns Stirs Debate and Confusion With Post on UN Gun Markings

25 Mar 2017

IRunGuns LLC triggered relief, rebuke and confusion after the Canada-U.S. gun dealer downplayed new UN firearms-marking rules, contradicting industry and shooters’ groups that said the measures will cripple or kill Canada’s gun industry. The Arizona-based company may have spoken too soon.

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