Canada’s handgun import ban takes effect with eyes on effectiveness


Canada’s ban on the importing of handguns took effect Friday but whether it will keep criminals’ trigger fingers off the lethal weapons is open to question.

The move is among the measures that target firearms control, including a ban on gun licenses for those who commit domestic violence or criminal harassment, and raising the penalty for gun smuggling and trafficking to 14 years from 10.

It follows a huge increase in the estimated number of handguns…

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