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Gun Policy News, 5 January 2009


5 January 2009

Daily Nation (Barbados)

Gun-toting criminals are steering down the barrel of new anti-firearms action by police. Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin said at an end-of-year Press conference recently at the Prince Cave Hall at the District "A" Police Station, police firearms policy would be re-written. "We will be rolling out a programme to give Barbadians an opportunity to be involved in this matter of trying to curb the use of firearms in our nation. The firearms policy will be rewritten... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

5 January 2009

Rocky Mountain News (Colorado)

Gun sales reached record levels in Colorado in 2008, a spike many attributed to fears that Barack Obama's election will mean tougher firearms laws. Background checks to clear buyers exceeded 200,000 for the first time in history. More than a quarter occurred after the Nov. 4 election. At the Crossroads of the West-Gun Show of the Rockies on Sunday at an Aurora hotel, gun dealers and Second Amendment advocates alike said there is a direct relation between the election... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

5 January 2009

NBC News (Chicago)

Is Roland Burris armed? It's hard to tell, given the putative gun control advocate's record of saying one thing about gun ownership and doing another. "A longtime advocate of a national handgun ban, Burris organized Chicago's first Gun Turn-In Day in 1993," the Tribune's Steve Chapman recalls. "But when he ran for governor the following year, he admitted that he owned a handgun ('for protection') and did not hand it over to police as he urged others to do." The... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

5 January 2009

Sun Chronicle (Massachusetts)

BOSTON — Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter told the state's highest court Monday that his policy of using the dangerousness law in all illegal firearm cases involving a felony is legally valid. "The statute grew out of the public's concern for greater safety," Sutter told the justices of the state Supreme Judicial Court. Since taking office two years ago, Sutter has been aggressive at using the dangerousness law to hold defendants in felony gun crimes in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

5 January 2009

Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — The National Rifle Association says the San Francisco Housing Authority is preparing to drop its blanket handgun ban in public housing. NRA lawyer CD Michel says the agreement, which settles a federal lawsuit, hasn't been finalized. But he says if the settlement is approved as expected, the housing authority will allow public housing tenants to keep legally obtained handguns. In exchange, the housing authority won't be required to pay any damages or... (GunPolicy.org)

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5 January 2009

Khabrain (Pakistan)

ISLAMABAD — The high-level police officials of the capital have shown ordinary and locally manufactured smaller weapons and cartridges from the local tribal arms dealers in place of the highly sophisticated and sensitive weapons that had been recovered from the Red Mosque during Operation Silence and subsequently stolen from the Aabpara police station. The police could not recover the stolen weapons. The capital police have put the blame on a police constable to... (GunPolicy.org)

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