07:07 GMT26 January 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has reiterated the government's commitment to pushing ahead with tightening gun control in the country after a mass shooting in Nova Scotia.

    "In regards to gun control, we took very serious commitments in the election campaign and have moved forward ⁠— and are moving forward on them ⁠— to ensure that we are strengthening gun control in this country", Trudeau said, as quoted by CTV News.

    Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said on Monday that the Canadian government intended to propose new regulations and laws banning offensive firearms.

    Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference at Rideau Cottage, as efforts continue to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada April 9, 2020
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    Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference at Rideau Cottage, as efforts continue to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada April 9, 2020

    Moreover, he stated that the authorities were committed to taking other preventive measures, such as stricter gun storage regulations and laws ensuring that access to firearms was suspended for those who posed a risk to themselves or others.

    On Sunday, a gunman, identified as Gabriel Wortman, went on a shooting spree in Nova Scotia, killing at least 19 people, including a Canadian federal police officer. Wortman himself was neutralised, according to the Canadian federal police.

     

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