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Gun Policy News, 14 August 2009

Tailandia,Estados Unidos,Rusia

14 August 2009

Associated Press

BANGKOK — Thai prosecutors announced Thursday they plan to challenge a lower court ruling that rejected a U.S. request to extradite suspected Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. That means Bout, 42, dubbed the "Merchant of Death" for allegedly shipping arms that have fueled conflicts in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, will spend several more months in a Thai jail pending the appeal. He had hoped for release as early as Friday. Bout was arrested in March 2008... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

14 August 2009

Hartford Courant (Connecticut), Editorial

A man with a loaded pistol strapped to his leg protested outside President Barack Obama's town hall meeting Tuesday in Portsmouth, N.H., understandably causing the Secret Service to scramble to attention. Our history of presidential assassinations — as well as the heated nature of our politics — suggests we must take seriously guns in the proximity of the president. Interviewed later, the man said he wore the firearm simply because New Hampshire law allows him to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

14 August 2009

Associated Press

NEW YORK — U.S. sales of handguns, which surged after Barack Obama won the presidential election, appear to be cooling off, a Wall Street analyst said Friday. The number of FBI background checks of potential buyers last month climbed 8 percent over the year-earlier level, marking a continued slowdown from April when the FBI recorded a 30 percent year-over-year increase in the number of checks, CL King analyst Jim Barrett said. May checks were up 18 percent and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Yemen

14 August 2009

National (Dubai)

SANA'A — Yahia al Umaisi, a flagstones worker, considers guns and jambiya, the traditional curved daggers worn by nearly all Yemeni men, symbols of status, power, manhood and responsibility. "Once my boy becomes a grown-up, I will buy him a jambiya and a gun. They are part of our tradition, which we have to cling to and respect. It is a tradition we inherited from our ancestors," Mr al Umaisi said. But with 35 people having died in June this year because of the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Islas Vírgenes Americanas,Estados Unidos

14 August 2009

Virgin Islands Daily News

ST. THOMAS — A 22-year-old National Guardsman has been sentenced to a 2½-year prison term on a gun conviction. On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced Shawn Tyson, a member of the Tennessee National Guard, to five years with 2½ years suspended. Tyson will spend the remaining 2½ years on supervised release, Gomez said. In October 2008, Tyson and his co-defendant, Kelroy Morrell, were indicted on 27 counts — one count of conspiracy to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

14 August 2009

CBS News (USA) / Taking Liberties, Blog

Last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Second Amendment did not, contrary to what you may have heard at the time, resolve very much. Unanswered are questions about carrying firearms in public, gun sales on government property, firearm registration, guns in government housing, handgun restrictions that aren't exactly the same as the District of Columbia's, zoning and gun stores, and so on. And so far, at least, lower courts have been overwhelmingly hostile to gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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