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Gun Policy News, 28 November 2008


28 November 2008

Punch (Lagos), Editorial

Military authorities last week demonstrated a strong resolve to deal with the unrest in the troubled Niger Delta region by handing down life sentences and demotions to soldiers implicated in the sale of arms from the Nigerian Army armoury to militants. The soldiers who appeared before a General Court Martial had racked up a N100 million windfall from the sale of over 7, 000 military weapons to a militant group, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND),... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

28 November 2008

Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh)

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania gun owners dodged a bullet when lawmakers failed to enact legislation that would have levied a 5-cent tax on each shell and required encoding ammunition with serial numbers and registering those numbers in a statewide database. Introduced in February, the bill remains in the state House Judiciary Committee and will die at the end of the session on Sunday. But it could be reintroduced in January, and gun advocates expect to fight it again... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

28 November 2008

State (South Carolina)

Hunters and collectors can save some money on gun purchases today and Saturday as the state waives sales taxes on firearms. The tax-free weekend is likely the first of its kind in the country. State Rep. Mike Pitts, R-Greenwood, said he proposed the tax-free sales to celebrate the Second Amendment and respond to a then-pending U.S. Supreme Court decision on a Washington, D.C., handgun ban, which the court overturned. The tax-free days also coincide with the opening... (GunPolicy.org)

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