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Illegal Firearms

/ 97.3 The Eagle
             B-C’s public safety minister says despite a common perception that illegal weapons come from the United States or other countries, the data suggests most of the guns come from within Canada. Mike Farnworth points to figures suggesting almost 60 per cent of the illegal guns seized by police in B-C in the past three years were bought, traded or stolen domestically. He released the findings of a government task force report, which showed criminal use of firearms was linked to two-thousand incidents in B-C in 2015 — ranging from break and enters to homicides. Farnworth says the government will be creating a special police unit to tackle weapons trafficking.

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