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Gun Policy News, 12 January 2010

Sudáfrica

12 January 2010

Richmark Sentinel

The new firearm amnesty has kicked off with all the pomp and ceremony that the police can muster for what may well prove to be a pivotal moment in gun ownership in South Africa. The problem is that there are unresolved issues relating to the Firearms Control Act of 2000 (Act) which still have to be sorted out. Chief among these is the application before the High Court, brought by the SA Hunters and Game Conservation Association, to declare certain parts of the Act... (GunPolicy.org)

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Filipinas

12 January 2010

Philippine Daily Inquirer, Editorial

In insisting that they be included in the gun ban exemption, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Cebu chapter noted that like judges, they face safety threats due to their handling of controversial cases. While safety is a paramount concern, so is the capacity of law enforcers to regulate or even clamp down on gun use. But Cebu lawyers, while admitting that the climate for lawyers in the province is peaceful compared to other parts of the country, can always... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

12 January 2010

San Francisco Chronicle

In late October, Gary Tudesko, a junior at Willows High School, went duck hunting with a friend before school. Instead of dropping off his guns at home he headed to school. He parked his pickup on a public street near campus and left two unloaded shotguns inside the locked truck. Later that day, authorities found the firearms, shells and a knife with a 3-inch blade. Tudesko was suspended and eventually expelled for gun possession. Principal Mort Geivett and school... (GunPolicy.org)

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Japón

12 January 2010

Associated Press

TOKYO,Japan - A man opened fire at a bar in western Japan on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding one seriously before taking his own life. Guns are strictly controlled in Japan, and shootings are rare. When such attacks do occur, they are often linked to gangsters known as yakuza. Police in Habikino City in Osaka prefecture were investigating the gunman's motive, police official Mitsuyuki Oda said. The Kyodo News agency said the gunman was a city employee and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,Jamaica

12 January 2010

Associated Press

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Authorities in Jamaica have arrested two men and a woman they say helped smuggle 12 high-powered weapons and 700 rounds of ammunition from New York. Police Inspector Jubert Llewellyn says the items arrived inside an air compressor tank. He says a telescopic lens and 28 magazines were also among the items seized at a warehouse Monday. Llewellyn said Tuesday that local police are investigating the case with help from U.S. authorities. Jamaica had a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

12 January 2010

Associated Press

POMONA, California - Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged two men with killing a 6-year-old boy who was shot as he played in the driveway of his home. Investigators believe one of the men — 20-year-old Mathew Loza of West Covina — targeted the boy with a scoped rifle and shot him from across the street. Azusa police Lt. Mike Bertelsen says investigators are still trying to determine whether Loza knew the gun was loaded when he pulled the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Filipinas

12 January 2010

Individual.com

Six more government offices were added to the roster of agencies that were given exemptions from the gun ban being implemented by the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Comelec Commissioner Lucenito Tagle, head of the Committee on the Ban on Firearms and Security Personnel, said that the personnel of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Units (CAFGUs), the Presidential Security Group (PSG) and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) were exempted from the gun ban. Also... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

12 January 2010

Associated Press

SCHROEPPEL, New York - A grand jury finds a central New York woman was justified in fatally shooting a man who ransacked her home in October. Deanna Candee of Schroeppel (SCROO'-puhl) in Oswego County was cleared of wrongdoing in the death of Timothy Hartigan, whom she found inside her home after returning from a shopping trip. Deputies said Hartigan had ransacked her home and attacked Candee. Her son pulled Hartigan off of her and she grabbed her revolver and shot... (GunPolicy.org)

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Filipinas

12 January 2010

Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Elections have included the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Units (CAFGUs) among the list of agencies authorized to carry firearms during the election period. In a resolution issued on Jan. 11, the Comelec said members of the CAFGUs, the Presidential Security Group, Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Treasury officials, Optical Media Board and members of the security personnel of foreign diplomatic corps are allowed to carry... (GunPolicy.org)

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Israel

12 January 2010

Israel News

The Military Court of Appeals decided to aggravate the sentence of a navy soldier convicted of steeling a weapon from his comrade. The soldier was initially sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison, but the appeals court doubled his sentence to five years following comments the soldier made to a police agent in prison, stating that he tried to sell the weapon to criminal Zeev Rosenstein. In the summer of 2008, the soldier stole an M-16 rifle from his comrade. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

12 January 2010

Prince George Free Press (British Columbia), Editorial

There is no doubt. It's not a hunting rifle. The assault rifle undercover police officers purchased on the street in Prince George is menacing. The black metal firearm is exactly what you'll see in Hollywood action movies. It's small and the stock folds up, making it easy to carry and easy to conceal. Looking at it in person leaves no doubt in one's mind that it is lethal. And, that it is not a deer rifle. However, it's not an illegal gun. The 30-round 'banana' clip... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

12 January 2010

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Georgia)

State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) on Tuesday dropped his bill to rewrite Georgia's laws governing where concealed weapons may be carried by licensed citizens. University dorms? No. K-12 schools? No. K-12 school parking lots? Yes. In the state Capitol? Yes to the halls and rotunda, but no to specific offices. The bill hasn't been assigned a number yet, but you can read it here. Backed by Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock), a sometimes annoyed... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,Islas Vírgenes Americanas,Caribe

12 January 2010

St. Thomas Source

With an all-time record of 56 homicides in the territory last year, the U.S. Virgin Islands was not spared by the Caribbean-wide surge in violent crime in 2009 that experts say was fueled by drug trafficking, the proliferation of gangs and an influx of guns. An average homicide rate of more than 30 per 100,000 residents already made the Caribbean and Latin America the most violent region in the world, according to the World Bank and the United Nations. For a... (GunPolicy.org)

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