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Gun Policy News, 5 November 2009

Tailandia,Estados Unidos,Rusia,Colombia

5 November 2009

Washington Times

Newly obtained documents prepared by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) describe an elaborate sting operation to capture purported weapons trafficker Viktor Bout in Bangkok and America's current appeal to extradite him to New York. However, the documents, made public recently, do not confirm that Mr. Bout had access to the weapons or where the arms and ammunition were located. Mr. Bout, a Russian citizen, has been dubbed the "Merchant of Death" for his... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

5 November 2009

Toronto Star (Ontario)

OTTAWA — In a surprising softening of Liberal policy, party leader Michael Ignatieff says penalties for violating requirements of the long-gun registry could be "decriminalized" as part of an effort to broaden its legitimacy in the eyes of rural Canadians. Ignatieff's statement set the stage for a vote hours later in the House of Commons in which a majority of MPs voted, for the first time in 14 years, to give "approval in principle" to a bill to kill the long-gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

5 November 2009

National Post (Toronto), Column

The cagey MP sat back holding his glass of merlot and smirked at my naive assertion that the gun registry was indeed dead. A private member's bill killing the billion-dollar registry was endorsed with surprising strength in the House of Commons on Wednesday and is heading off to committee for fine tuning and, in theory, a rubber stamping. Not so fast, apparently. "It's going to the Public Safety committee," the sly Liberal MP cautioned. "Have you checked out the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

5 November 2009

CBC News (Canada)

The number of police officers using the firearms registry jumped last year, according to a report prepared by the RCMP. Figures contained in the Mounties' annual performance report show that the number of queries to the Canadian Firearms Registry rose 24 per cent in 2008-09. The report also says the government spent just $8.4 million on the registry last year — a third of what had been budgeted, in part because it needed 66 fewer full-time workers than the 131... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

5 November 2009

BBC News

Seven people have been killed and at least 20 injured in a pair of shootings at the Fort Hood military base in Texas, the US Army has confirmed. One person has been arrested and at least one more is on the run, reports say. The base has been locked down. NBC News network said the two suspects were in military uniform and that the shooter-at-large was believed to have a high-powered sniper rifle. Fort Hood, near the town of Killeen, is the largest US base in the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

5 November 2009

CNN

Eleven people plus a gunman were killed and 31 were wounded after the gunman opened fire at Fort Hood in Texas on Thursday, a Fort Hood spokesman said. The gunman was a soldier, and two other soldiers have been detained as suspects, said the spokesman, Lt. Gen. Bob Cone. Cone said more than one shooter may have been involved. President Obama called the shootings "tragic" and "a horrific outburst of violence." He expressed his condolences for the shooting victims.... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

5 November 2009

CBC News (Canada)

Peter Van Loan isn't releasing the annual report of the firearms commissioner until tomorrow — a deadline he must adhere to under the rules of Parliament. But, the public safety minister was more than happy today to tell Canadians one statistic that apparently isn't in the report he received some time ago. That one statistic — not in the report — is this. Of the 3.5 million times police accessed the Canadian Firearms Registry last year, Van Loan says only 2.4... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

5 November 2009

Miami Herald

The National Rifle Association is pushing legislation to ban adoption agencies from asking potential parents if they have guns and ammunition in the home. NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer said adoption agencies are violating gun-owners' rights by asking about firearms in an adoption form. She said any request about gun ownership from an agency connected with government was tantamount to establishing a gun registry. "Gun registration is illegal in Florida," Hammer said. "An... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

5 November 2009

Canadian Press

OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan attempted to undermine a report to Parliament on the federal gun registry Thursday — calling into question the agenda of its authors after refusing to make the report public before a crucial parliamentary vote. The 2008 annual assessment of the Canadian Firearms Program by the RCMP will be tabled Friday, said Van Loan, 48 hours after the Conservatives won a vote in the House of Commons on legislation that would kill... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

5 November 2009

Globe & Mail (Toronto), Editorial

The money spent on the federal long-gun registry would be better spent on preventing handguns and other weapons from crossing the border into Canada, or on youth programs in the most at-risk neighbourhoods. If the registry dies because of a Conservative private-member's bill, which passed a key vote this week, it would not be a defeat for gun control. It would be the end of a costly bureaucratic system whose benefits are uncertain. Conservative MP Garry Breitkreuz says... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

5 November 2009

Associated Press

BOSTON — Gun control proponents argued before the state's highest court Thursday that a Massachusetts law requiring gun owners to lock weapons in their homes saves lives while gun advocates pointed to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling holding that people have a constitutional right to keep weapons for self-defense. The case involves a Billerica man whose mentally disabled son allegedly shot at a neighbor with a BB gun. The 18-year-old showed police where his father kept... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

5 November 2009

Canadian Press

MONTREAL — If federal politicians want to kill the gun registry, the may have to stare down the families of Polytechnique massacre victims and a high-profile delegation from Quebec. The province's public safety minister reacted furiously to a move to scrap the long-gun registry, which was inspired by the murder of 14 Montreal university students almost 20 years ago. His comments Thursday underscored the emotional reaction to gun control in Quebec and the potential... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

5 November 2009

Christian Science Monitor

The shootings at the Army's Fort Hood in Texas Thursday were an "isolated incident," according to military officials. But there have been other attacks by military personnel in recent years — some in the United States, some in the war zone in Iraq — and they happened over a period of sustained combat and multiple deployments when increasing numbers of soldiers are experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and committing suicide. Officials are just... (GunPolicy.org)

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India

5 November 2009

Times of India / Sandesh

JAMNAGAR — Three accused arrested in arms dealing racket sold as many as nine firearms in the past one-and-half-year, said police on Wednesday. Of the trio, Munna Sursinh and Indrasinh Mahida were sent to five-day remand, while Ajay Versinh was sent to judicial custody after being produced before a court here. According to police, the accused used to buy firearms, mainly country-made revolvers, at Rs 5,000 per piece from Jagat Singh in Dhar district of Madhya... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

5 November 2009

Newsday (New York)

Rules on carrying weapons vary among U.S. military installations, but in general they are carefully regulated, military officials said Thursday. Soldiers typically carry weapons on bases only for specific purposes such as a training exercise, said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, an Army spokesman based at the Pentagon. "You would not see someone walking around with a military weapon at the PX," he said. In many cases, guns are stored in weapons rooms, and must be signed... (GunPolicy.org)

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