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Gun Policy News, 31 August 2008

Estados Unidos

31 August 2008

Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh)

A Beaver County man who regularly wears a pistol on his hip says police violated his rights by arresting him before a rally featuring Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama. "I am a threat to no one. Mr. Obama doesn't trump my constitutional rights. The president of the United States doesn't trump my constitutional rights," said John Noble, who was handcuffed, questioned for about two hours and then told by state police that he would receive two citations by... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido

31 August 2008

Guardian (UK)

[Photo: A Webley revolver pistol. [sic.]] The gun shown here, a Webley, is up for sale in London for £150, one of hundreds of such weapons that are easily and cheaply available on the streets of the UK's big cities, a Guardian investigation can reveal. The variety of weapons on offer in Britain is extensive and includes machine guns and shotguns, as well as pistols and converted replicas. A source close to the trade in illegal weapons contacted by the Guardian listed... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

31 August 2008

Houston Chronicle (Texas)

HARROLD — Traci McKay was horrified when, on the first day of school last week, her 14-year-old daughter bounded through the front door of their home and breathlessly demanded, "Which teachers are carrying guns?" It was a fair question. The girl's rural North Texas school district had authorized some teachers to carry concealed pistols to class, the first district in the state, and perhaps the nation, to do so. The school board's decision last year permitting... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

31 August 2008

Seattle Post-Intelligencer / Kitsap Sun (Washington)

SEABECK, Washington — In Julian Piercy's mind, the small bulge in his shirt near his lower back is a way of "leveling a situation." The clip that he fastens to his waist band before leaving the house isn't just another accessory. It gives him an option, he said, when all others are off the table and a life is on the line. When he feels the pressure of metal on his back, it gives him confidence that he has a chance of protecting those he cares about most. "As a... (GunPolicy.org)

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31 August 2008

New Vision (Kampala)

KAMPALA — The availability of firearms in Karamoja, a region in north eastern Uganda has exacerbated insecurity and more people are being killed in ambushes and livestock raids. Despite the Government's efforts to disarm the Karimojong, recent reports indicate that the region has more firearms than anticipated. The Government has so far recovered 25,000 guns but a recent report by Small Arms Survey; a regional body that researches on armed pastoral areas, indicates... (GunPolicy.org)

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