As Canada faces rising gun violence, tighter laws are a tough sell

FILE PHOTO: About 9,000 gun-owners, upset about the Liberals' attempt to create a national registry of all gun owners and their arms, rally on Parliament Hill to protest the Federal Government's tough new gun law, C-68, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September 22, 1998. REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo

TORONTO (Reuters) – Rising violence in Canada has prompted calls for the federal government to tighten gun laws but tougher regulations could cause a political backlash in a country where 2 million people are licensed to own a firearm. In 2016, 223 people were murdered with a gun, a 23 percent increase from 2015 and […]

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