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Could suing over 'smart guns' curb Canadian gun violence?

Today on Front Burner, the father of a survivor of Toronto’s 2018 Danforth shooting rampage on the class-action lawsuit he’s helped launch against gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson.
This Smith & Wesson .40 calibre handgun was the weapon used in the July 2018 shooting rampage on Danforth Avenue in Toronto. (Ontario Special Investigations Unit)

In July 2018, a man went on a shooting rampage in downtown Toronto, killing two people and wounding 13 others. Now, a class-action lawsuit has been launched to sue gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson, alleging the company did not follow through on an earlier U.S. agreement to equip its handguns with smart gun technology that would restrict who can use the weapon. Today on Front Burner, we hear from one of the lawsuit's plaintiffs and get a crash course in smart guns.

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