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Gun Policy News, 9 August 2012

Inglaterra y Gales

9 August 2012

South Wales Evening Post / This is South Wales

A man has gone on trial accused of possessing illegal guns at a luxury West Wales hotel. Steven Pearce, 44, was arrested by police in December 2011 while travelling in a Bentley convertible near Cross Hands. He is now on trial at Swansea Crown Court after denying possession of two guns without proper authority, a 9mm semi-automatic Walther P1 pistol and a 9mm Tula Tokarev pistol. The guns were both discovered in a holdall, hidden under a bed in a guest room at the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Islas Caimán,Estados Unidos,Caribe

9 August 2012

CayCompass.com (Cayman Islands)

US prosecutors have declined to release names and addresses of the witnesses and co-conspirators involved in a gun-running operation between south Florida and Grand Cayman after attorneys for one of the suspects in the case requested those records earlier this year. "The disclosure of the names and addresses of government witnesses is likely to endanger the safety of the witnesses and the viability of the prosecution," prosecutors noted in a 26 July court filing.... (GunPolicy.org)

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9 August 2012

Local (Sweden)

The number of illegal weapons in Stockholm is growing. So far this year 171 pistols and submachine guns have been reported, according to police, an increase of 25 percent since last year. If the trend continues, all points to a record year for illegal guns seized in Stockholm, reports daily Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) Though it is still unusual that young offenders are caught with illegal weapons, an increase is discernible here too, according to police. "Those who... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

9 August 2012

CBS News (USA)

AURORA, Colorado - Gun shops in the Denver area report seeing more and more people buying guns and taking gun safety classes after the Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin on Sunday, close on the heels of the Colorado theater shooting last month, according to CBS Denver. Applications for conceal carry permits have doubled and tripled in the surrounding counties since the shootings, the station reports. Although the sheriff's office says that some permits were already in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido

9 August 2012

Telegraph (UK)

On the rainy summer's morning that I arrive at Bisley, a sprawling collection of colonial buildings and rifle ranges set in 3,000 acres of Surrey heathland, news is breaking about a policeman who has been shot dead in Essex. An unfortunate coincidence, this, given that I've come here not to write about gun crime but to meet some typical – that is to say, non-deranged – gun owners. In a clubhouse which has silver trophies in display cabinets and sepia photographs of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

9 August 2012

Wall Street Journal, Blog

Since the Supreme Court recognized an individual's right to keep and bear arms in 2008 — but declined to say which types of arms — several lower courts have had their say on whether Americans can own machine guns. The U.S. courts of appeals for the Third, Sixth and Eighth circuits have all said, in so many words, no right exists to have a machine gun. You can add the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to the list. In affirming the conviction of Alaskan... (GunPolicy.org)

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