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Gun Policy News, 19 September 2011


19 September 2011

Sydney Morning Herald

Firearms are being returned by police in a majority of domestic violence cases where one of the parties has a gun licence. Figures obtained from the NSW Police firearms registry under freedom of information laws show up to 2309 licences were suspended in domestic violence cases from 2008 to 2010 under sections 22 and 23 of the Firearms Act. The figures show only 512 people lost their gun licence over the same period under section 24 of the Firearms Act because they... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,Bermudas

19 September 2011

Royal Gazette (Bermuda)

The state of New Jersey has well-publicised problems with gangs and guns and one Bermudian has been doing his part to try to solve them. The Rev Leonard Santucci, pastor of St Paul AME Church in East Orange, was involved in a gun buy back programme, which resulted in the recovery of almost 1,000 guns in just a couple of days. The scheme saw prosecutors in Essex County join forces with churches of various denominations to encourage those with guns to turn them in. Dr... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sierra Leona,África Occidental,Liberia,Costa de Marfil

19 September 2011

Awareness Times (Sierra Leone), Editorial

Sierra Leone has slowly crawled away from the 'Blood Diamond' stigma of yester years. The recent government announcement to grant amnesty to owners of firearms is indicative of the giant leap Sierra Leone has taken today to become a major player in world politics. The Awareness Times newspaper is unhesitatingly giving immense credit to the leadership genius of President Ernest Koroma and other internal and external stakeholders for their efforts to stabilise Mama... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

19 September 2011

Daily Mail (UK)

A 78-year-old man shot and killed his 21-year-old Filipino wife, then set their home on fire, before turning the gun on himself. Geunther Floerchinger, from Port St Lucie, Florida, is believed to have murdered his wife Carhina in an apparent murder-suicide. Police received two 911 calls to the property on Saturday after 1am. One from a neighbour saying Mrs Floerchinger asked her to take her four-year-old daughter away earlier that day and one from the husband saying... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

19 September 2011

Time (USA)

A federal court has blocked a new Florida law that limited the ability of doctors to ask patients if they had guns in the home. Judge Monica Cooke, a Republican appointee, rightly said that the law interfered with both doctors' right to free speech and patients' right to receive information. The ruling, which came down last week, struck an important blow for freedom of expression. But it did something more: it dealt a rare setback to a gun-rights lobby that is... (GunPolicy.org)

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México,Estados Unidos

19 September 2011

Los Angeles Times

Reporting from Mexico City and Washington— Last fall's slaying of Mario Gonzalez, the brother of a Mexican state prosecutor, shocked people on both sides of the border. Sensational news reports revealed that cartel hit men had tortured Gonzalez, and forced him to make a videotaped "confession" that his high-powered sister was on the take. But American authorities concealed one disturbing fact about the case from their Mexican counterparts: U.S. federal agents had... (GunPolicy.org)

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19 September 2011

Le Matin (Lausanne)

[Translated summary: A teenager accidentally shot dead his friend with his father's handgun. The father, who is an experienced police officer, did not store his handgun in a secured cabinet. According to Thurgovia law, police officers do not have to comply with the Federal Law on Firearms in terms of safe storage of guns kept at home.] Trois écoliers thurgoviens jouaient avec le pistolet de service du père de l'un d'eux, un policier. Celui-ci a été mis sous... (GunPolicy.org)

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