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Veterans Affairs Minister Steven Blaney rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ont., Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.
Veterans Affairs Minister Steven Blaney rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ont., Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.
(Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Conservatives consider repealing long-delayed firearms rules

The Conservative government says it may repeal long-delayed firearms regulations that were never brought into force. The regulations are aimed at bringing Canada into compliance with two international treaties on gun trafficking.

The rules, first introduced by the Liberal government in 2004, would have required importers and manufacturers to ensure the word Canada or the letters CA are stamped or engraved on a firearm along with its serial number and the last two digits of the year it was made or brought into Canada. Originally, the rules were to come into force in April, 2006. Ottawa deferred those changes for the fifth time last week, claiming more time was needed for consultations.