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Gun Policy News, 4 January 2011

Estados Unidos

4 January 2011

Associated Press

ORLANDO, Florida - A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a DEA agent who claimed the agency leaked a video that showed him accidentally shooting himself while demonstrating gun safety in Florida. The 2004 video was shown on national television and used as fodder by late-night talk show hosts. Senior U.S. District Judge Jack Shanstrom in Washington, D.C. ruled in favor of the Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday, dismissing Lee Paige's claims of violation of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

4 January 2011

United Press International

MILWAUKEE - A woman arrested after wearing her gun to church will get $7,500 to settle her lawsuit against the city of Brookfield, Wis., and the officers who arrested her. Krysta Sutterfield sued the city and the officers after she was arrested in July for attending services at the Unitarian Universalist Church while wearing her holstered handgun, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Tuesday. After the services someone called police and they responded, stopped... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

4 January 2011

CBC News (Canada)

Two northwestern Ontario men have been formally charged following a weapons bust in Manitoba last month. Police said the men, aged 70 and 71, were selling spring-loaded knives, which are prohibited in Canada, as well as improperly registered guns and other items at the Brandon Gun and Hobby Show on Dec. 12. The men were arrested at the gun show and police later searched a home in Dryden, Ont. In all, some 150 weapons were seized as well as an undisclosed amount of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,México

4 January 2011

United Press International

HOUSTON - A convicted Houston gun trafficker is providing U.S. agents information about a Mexican drug cartel for which he admitted supplying arms, court documents show. As part of his plea agreement, Christian Garza was sentenced to three years in federal prison and received leniency in exchange for telling U.S. officials about his criminal contacts, The Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday. Garza also provided information about firearms sales to "highly sought... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,México

4 January 2011

Houston Chronicle (Texas)

U.S. agents are armed with the secrets of a convicted Houston gunrunner, information that could lead them to top Mexican drug-cartel bosses and the Texas firearms dealers suppling high-powered weapons. Christian Garza was sentenced to three years in federal prison as a result of a plea agreement that offered leniency in exchange for telling U.S. officials about his criminal contacts, according to court papers. "Mr. Garza has also provided assistance and information... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

4 January 2011

Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts - "Reckless and illegal actions" by a former police chief led to the accidental death of a boy who shot himself in the face with an Uzi submachine gun at a gun show, a prosecutor said Tuesday. But others, including the boy's father, made the fatal decisions, a defense attorney said. Former Pelham Police Chief Edward Fleury, whose company co-sponsored the event, has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and furnishing a weapon to a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

4 January 2011

Reuters

A 10-year-old US boy was being held in custody on Monday for allegedly shooting and killing his mother with a rifle he received as a Christmas present. Deborah McVay, 46, was found dead of a single gunshot wound to the head at her home in Big Prairie, Ohio on Sunday night, according to a statement from the Holmes County Sheriff's Office. McVay's mother and the 10-year-old's grandmother, Beulah Mae Mike, said the .22 calibre rifle allegedly used in the shooting had... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

4 January 2011

Southwest Times Record (Arkansas)

The chairman of Arkansas Carry, a firearms rights group, has asked the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to "bring university and college policies in line with current state law allowing students to carry (firearms) on campus." Steve D. Jones, chairman of the organization, cited in a letter made public Monday what he termed a "confusing discrepancy" between state law and the policies of state higher education institutions regarding firearms. Jones said while the... (GunPolicy.org)

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China

4 January 2011

Associated Press

BEIJING - A pair of murder suspects killed three police officers in a shootout after going on a carjacking spree in eastern China, a news report said Wednesday, a rare case of gun violence in a country where private firearms ownership is illegal. Two civilians and four police officers were also wounded in the shootout in Tai'an city in the eastern coastal province of Shandong. The suspects hijacked four cars in a row, shooting two of the drivers, before they were... (GunPolicy.org)

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Filipinas

4 January 2011

Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo yesterday cited the limited time in the implementation of the campaign against indiscriminate firing and the establishment of special firecracker zones for the 30 victims of stray bullets during the last holiday season. Robredo said the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) would start as early as this month to prepare safety measures for the next Yuletide... (GunPolicy.org)

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Colombia

4 January 2011

El Tiempo (Bogotá)

Translated summary: 1000 people have been killed by stray bullets in the last 10 years in Colombia, according to CERAC, a Bogota-based NGO. Most of the stray bullets are fired during gun fights, but celebratory gun fire is also common during Christmas and New Year celebrations. Between December 2010 and January 2011, 70 adults and children were killed by stray bullets and over a hundred were injured in Colombia's biggest cities. Murió niño herido en Año Nuevo.... (GunPolicy.org)

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