"We will continue to look at ways of keeping our cities safe and making sure that we do address the concerns around domestic violence that happen 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 which is, has been removed," Trudeau said.
The Liberal leadership hopeful made the comments after he was asked for his view on the now-defunct long-gun registry.
"I grew up with long guns, rifles and shotguns," explained the son of former prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau.
"Yes, the RCMP guarding me had handguns and I got to play with them every now and then," said Trudeau, quickly adding that the RCMP was "very responsible" around him and his siblings. . . .
Trudeau voted against the abolition of the federal long-gun registry. . . .
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