11/01/2011

Police chiefs worried consumer tastes trending toward 'tacti-cool' weapons

Young people want something they see in video games, says leading firearms retailer

By Jeff Davis
Postmedia News

VANCOUVER — The consumer tastes of Canadian gun owners are fast changing, as shooters eschew vintage hunting rifles in favor of the latest "tacti-cool" military style weapons — many of which appear in movies and popular video games, such as Call of Duty.

As a new generation of young men become interested in shooting, but not hunting, retailers are trying to meet the growing demand for sleek firearms.

Canadian authorities, meanwhile, facing the repeal of the long-gun registry by the federal government, are worried about the trend.

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