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Gun Policy News, 29 January 2006

Reino Unido

29 January 2006

Scotsman (Edinburgh)

Senior police officers and Whitehall bureaucrats have "betrayed" the victims of Dunblane with their failure to set up a national firearms register almost a decade after the tragedy, angry peers have claimed. Campaigners and members of the House of Lords spoke out after it emerged the long-running project to get a grip on the huge number of firearms at large in Britain had been delayed again because of crippling "technical problems". The admission from government... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

29 January 2006

Canadian Press

OTTAWA — The head of Canada's police chiefs says he will impress upon the new government the merits of the national gun registry, a much-maligned system the Conservatives have promised to scrap. Jack Ewatski, president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, said he wants to open a dialogue on firearms with the ministers to be named early next month to the justice and public safety portfolios. "We will certainly give this government some history relative to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

29 January 2006

Green Bay Press Gazette (Wisconsin)

MADISON — With the state Assembly on target to attempt a veto override Tuesday on the concealed-weapons bill, proponents are making a strong push to make Wisconsin the 47th state to allow some form of gun-carrying legislation. The push was felt at the state Capitol on Thursday when the Senate voted 23-10 to override Gov. Jim Doyle's veto of the bill, which would allow residents who have undergone firearms training to carry concealed weapons, such as handguns,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

29 January 2006

Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — Though disheartening, the news that U.S. Repeating Arms plans to close its flagship New Haven factory did not surprise many in the firearms industry. In recent years, several high-profile firearms manufacturers have gone out of business, and more will surely follow, said Steve Prindle, president of Silver City Sporting Arms in West Haven. "They're an American icon," he said of Winchester rifles, which his shop sells. "It's a shame it had to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

29 January 2006

Huntsville Times (Alabama)

MONTGOMERY — Black lawmakers say they will filibuster a bill they fear would leave people who shoot burglars free of responsibility if they make a deadly mistake. "I think it's an awful idea," Rep. James Buskey, D-Mobile, said Thursday. "The present law is adequate; we don't need this overkill. It's simply a horrible idea." The bill, sponsored by Rep. Albert Hall, D-Gurley, is scheduled for a vote Tuesday prior to a bill that would extend the state's hate crimes... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

29 January 2006

Associated Press

HELENA, Montana — Hundreds of people barred from having guns because they are felons on parole or probation are still able to get hunting licenses in Montana with no questions asked, an Associated Press investigation found. Montana may not be alone. While nearly all states ban felons from possessing guns, only a handful — including Rhode Island and Maine — keep them from receiving hunting permits, and just a few others — such as Illinois and Massachusetts —... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sierra Leona

29 January 2006

News at Nine / Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service TV (Freetown)

The UN and the Government of Sierra Leone have declared Kolifa Magbang chiefdom in the Tonkolili district arms free. The declaration marked the end of the UNDP arms for development project, which was established to help collect all arms and light weapons in the country. Our reporter Sheku Sumaila was there and now reports. The people of Kolifa Magbang welcomed Mr Angelo and team in a traditional style which showed that they were appreciative of the project. In his... (GunPolicy.org)

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