Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tries to put a scandal with black plates behind him with a gun control message as he asks for re-election.
Discussed by cabinet ministers, he said his party would ban military-style assault rifles if they win next month.
His campaign went into damage control on Wednesday night after the publication of a photo of Mr Trudeau wearing brown surfaces in a gown costume.
Two other similar cases were publicly available for hours.
Mr Trudeau describes questions about these incidents for the third day, including how he handles the dissatisfaction with disclosures in his own ranks of the party.
"I let them go. I let many people go, and I am very sorry for that," he told reporters in Toronto.
Liberals need to stay in place in the Toronto region if they want to retain power, and the city has been fighting gun violence in recent years.
The Liberals leader also tried to speak with oppositionist Jagmet Singh, the leader of the Left New Democrats (PDP), who is a Sikhist practitioner and the first color leader to head a major federal party in Canada.
Speaking after the publication of the first photo by Time magazine, the leader of the GDR responded emotionally about the impact that the photo could have on Canadians who are members of a minority group.
"The children who see this image, the people who see this image, will think at all times in their lives that they have made fun of them, that they have been hurt, that they have been hit, they are offended that they have been made them feel less about who they are, "he said.
Asked on Friday about Mr Trudeau's invitation, Mr Singh said he was open to talking to the Liberals leader if this
But he said he was only interested if the discussion was honest and not part of a "liberal PR campaign" to help
US President Donald Trump also addressed the issue, saying it left him "surprised."
"And I was more surprised to see the number of times. And you know, I've always had a good relationship with Justin. I just don't know what to say. "