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Gun Policy News, 15 September 2011


15 September 2011

Sydney Morning Herald

The former bodyguard of the deceased billionaire Richard Pratt was caught with a cache of military weapons, explosives, stolen NSW police files and false passports stashed in his apartment, court documents reveal. Sean Shane Bowman, who allegedly had an affair with one of Mr Pratt's mistresses, Madison Ashton, while still employed by him, appeared in Burwood local court yesterday on 60 charges after a police raid on his Rhodes apartment on May 12 uncovered the massive... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

15 September 2011

Associated Press

MIAMI — A federal judge on Wednesday blocked enforcement of a first-in-the-nation law that restricted what Florida physicians can say about guns to their patients, ruling the law violates the U.S. Constitution's free speech guarantees and does not trample gun rights. U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke said it was important to emphasize "the free flow of truthful, non-misleading information within the doctor-patient relationship." "This case concerns one of our... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

15 September 2011


MIAMI - A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday blocked a Florida law limiting what doctors can say about guns to their patients, saying it violated free speech protections under the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke granted a preliminary injunction preventing the state and Governor Rick Scott, a Tea Party-backed Republican and former healthcare executive, from enforcing the Firearm Owners' Privacy Act with immediate effect. The law took effect in June and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

15 September 2011

New York Times, Editorial

How low can the Florida Legislature go in pandering to the gun lobby? Citizens might have thought the answer came earlier this year when doctors were banned from inquiring about guns in the household as a factor in their patients' welfare. A federal judge has blocked that, finding that a doctor's free speech hardly violates the Second Amendment. Now local officials must deal with another gun lobby outrage. They are scrambling to meet an Oct. 1 deadline by which they... (GunPolicy.org)

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15 September 2011

Himalayan Times (Kathmandu)

DHANGADHI - Illegal transaction in small weapons has been on the rise on the Nepal-India border in the far west region for some time. Police seized four small weapons in a month. A police patrol seized two American made automatic pistols and a revolver from Chaukidanda area Malakheti-3 on September 11. According to police, the pistols were seized from six youths who were on two motorcycles, but they failed to nab the youths who fled. SP Bashanta Panta, District... (GunPolicy.org)

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