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Gun Policy News, 11 October 2005

United States

11 October 2005

Tampa Tribune (Florida)

ZEPHYRHILLS — The part about prohibiting firecrackers, crossbows and guns in city parks presumably was written to ensure residents' safety. But for all its good intentions, the city's newest proposed park ordinance violated Florida statutes — specifically the part about guns. "That actually flies in the face of state statutes," City Attorney Karla Owens told the city council Monday night. People with a concealed-weapons permit in Florida may carry their gun in... (

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United States

11 October 2005

Houston Chronicle (Texas) / AP

McALLEN — A South Texas lawmaker detained by police after bringing a handgun through an airport metal detector said Monday he made a mistake and that he had a permit to carry the weapon. Sen. Juan Hinojosa, D-McAllen, was found with a 9 mm handgun in his briefcase as he passed through security at Miller International Airport in McAllen, Harlingen television station KGBT reported. Airport security discovered the weapon and Hinojosa was taken to the McAllen Police... (

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11 October 2005

Canadian Press

OTTAWA — The country's two largest police associations say their members are ready, willing and anxious to register their guns with the Canada Firearms Centre immediately. They say they're at a loss to understand why police registration under the Firearms Act has been delayed for another year, especially since the delay has been attributed to them. The Sept. 30 implementation date was quietly postponed this summer — the second deferral in nine months — by an... (

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United States

11 October 2005

Charlotte Observer (North Carolina)

The Charlotte City Council has stalled a proposed ban on openly carrying handguns. City staffers, who suggested the idea, will study it for several more weeks and respond to the complaints aired by council members on Monday. Police Chief Darrel Stephens wanted the council to send the issue to the community safety committee. But gun-rights advocates in the audience Monday evening and sharp questions from council members showed he had stepped into controversial... (

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United States

11 October 2005

Dakota Voice (South Dakota), Opinion

Firearms are a valued part of the culture and fabric of South Dakota. Each year, South Dakota issues well over 120,000 resident hunting licenses, and nearly 100,000 nonresident hunters visit our state each year to support our tourism and hunting industry. Unfortunately, the centuries-old firearms industry has come under attack by activists who seek to unjustly hold law-abiding gun manufacturers responsible for the actions of violent criminals. Since 1998, almost 40... (

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