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Gun Policy News, 11 January 2009


11 January 2009

New York Times

MEXICO CITY — Over the Christmas holidays, Othón Cuevas Córdova, a Mexican congressman, had his life threatened, albeit in jest. His young nephew pointed a toy pistol that he had received as a gift at the lawmaker and said, "Tío, I'm going to kill you." Mr. Cuevas was not amused. He talked to the boy's parents about the inappropriateness of giving a child a weapon, even a plastic one, in a country so overrun with violence. And he sped up the introduction in... (GunPolicy.org)

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11 January 2009

Salt Lake Tribune (Utah)

Gun owners are flooding the state with applications for concealed weapons permits, with almost 45,000 applications filed in 2008, easily a record number, quadrupling the figure from just four years ago. With the surge, about one in every 25 Utahns over age 21 could be carrying a licensed concealed weapon, according to a Salt Lake Tribune analysis of numbers from the Bureau of Criminal Identification. In December, alone, BCI received 6,000 permit requests — the... (GunPolicy.org)

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11 January 2009

Calgary Sun (Alberta), Opinion

Guns are cool. Way cool, in fact. Especially handguns. So are knives, swords, grenades, crossbows and pointed sticks. Must be a guy thing — hence my moral dilemma of sorts. At home, light sabres are a big hit right now — with the appropriate "Do not whack, poke or run-through your brother with that thing" warning, of course. Feel free to disagree, but generally speaking and at some level, men are aggressive, war-mongering and extremely territorial. As far as... (GunPolicy.org)

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11 January 2009

Herald Sun (Melbourne)

A hunting trip ended in tragedy yesterday when a man accidentally shot dead his teenage nephew in front of the boy's younger brother. Police said the trio had been rabbit shooting near a family property in Melbourne's west when the boy, 17, was fatally shot in the abdomen, shortly before 8am. Keilor Downs Det Sen-Constable Paul Kinna said the death was not considered suspicious and that police would prepare a report for the coroner. "It's just a tragic set of... (GunPolicy.org)

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