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Garneau on gun control

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The Liberal leadership candidate considers a ban on semi-automatic weapons.

The Montreal MP said Tuesday he’d look at banning semi-automatic weapons, like the military-style, .223-calibre Bushmaster used in last week’s massacre.

“There is absolutely no reason that anybody can vote to say that that kind of weapon, that can fire off great numbers of rounds like that, is necessary,” Garneau told The Canadian Press. “That kind of weapon, to me, definitely — well, it is (already) a restricted weapon but one should look at not allowing those things.”

Mr. Garneau previously talked about gun control measures he’d support two weeks ago. CP looks at the laws around the Ruger Mini-14 and the Beretta Cx4 Storm. Glen McGregor looks at the AR-15.