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Shortly after hitting his first bump in the road as the Liberal leadership frontrunner with two-year-old comments about Alberta, Justin Trudeau has called the long gun registry a “failure” despite having previously voted to keep it.

“The long gun registry, as it was, was a failure and I’m not going to resuscitate that,” the Montreal MP said during a question-and-answer session with workers at an Ontario aerospace plant Friday.

“But we will continue to look at ways of keeping our cities safe and making sure that we do address the concerns around domestic violence right across the country in rural as well as urban areas in which, unfortunately, guns do play a role. But there are better ways of keeping us safe than that registry.”

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Trudeau voted to keep the long gun registry earlier this year [the bill to kill the registry passed 159 to 130, with all…

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