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Gun Policy News, 1 August 2009

Estados Unidos

1 August 2009

New York Times, Column

Plaxico Burress, the former football star, appeared before a grand jury in Manhattan this week to explain how he came to carry a concealed weapon into a nightclub. Burress, you may remember, had cannily tucked his loaded pistol into the waistband of his sweatpants when he went out for a night on the town. The gun started to slip, as objects in waistbands are wont to do. When he grabbed it, he accidentally shot himself in the thigh. This is what is known as a bad plan.... (GunPolicy.org)

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1 August 2009

International News (Karachi)

RAWALPINDI — Most arms dealers in the city are selling prohibited bore weapons in violation of the Pakistan Arms Ordinance 1965. They justify the sale of such weapons by saying that the ban on licences of arms and lack of interest on part of customers have badly affected their business. According to them, the majority of people associated with the arms business have changed their trade. "Now there are only a few arms shops left in Saddar, Raja Bazaar and Banni," they... (GunPolicy.org)

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1 August 2009

Independent (Ireland)

Gangland shootings have almost doubled the murder rate, according to the latest quarterly figures. The Central Statistics Office figures show there were 15 murders in the second quarter of the year, an increase of seven on the corresponding period last year. Gun crime where a shot was fired is also up by 39pc, from 49 incidents of discharging a firearm to 68, and robberies, extortion and hijacking offences have increased by 4pc, from 553 to 576. Raids Robberies... (GunPolicy.org)

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México,Estados Unidos

1 August 2009

National Public Radio (USA)

For years, Mexican drug traffickers have used gun stores and gun shows in the U.S. as their weapons supermarkets. The world's most murderous drug mafias operate on a border with a country that has the most permissive gun laws in the developed world. Mexican President Felipe Calderon met with President Obama in April and asked the U.S. to do more to curb the flow of weapons smuggled into Mexico. The crackdown has begun, but it's hindered by the liberal U.S. gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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