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Gun Policy News, 12 January 2006

United Nations

12 January 2006

Inter Press Service News Agency

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations argues that small arms — including assault rifles, grenade launchers and sub-machine guns — are primarily responsible for much of the death and destruction in conflicts throughout the world. But despite the availability of over 600 million small arms in open and underground markets, there is no international treaty to control the reckless proliferation of these light weapons worldwide. "Dinosaur bones and old postage... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

12 January 2006

Sun-Sentinel (Florida)

DELRAY BEACH — Police officials have asked legislators to strengthen gun laws after two people were hurt by stray bullets during the city's First Night celebration. Although police are still looking for whomever was responsible for firing those gunshots into the air, officials said it would have been difficult for an officer to make an arrest that night unless he actually saw someone fire a gun. "An officer could hear a gunshot and turn the corner and see someone... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

12 January 2006

Clarion-Ledger (Mississippi)

Four bills pending in the Legislature would broaden the right for people to shoot trespassers in their homes, cars or businesses. Senate Judiciary A Committee Chairman Charlie Ross, R-Brandon, who co-authored Senate Bill 2426, said the legislation will take the burden of proof off of victims of burglaries or carjackings who use deadly force. "Anytime someone threatens you or attacks you, you do not have to retreat, you can stand your ground," Ross said. Sen. Ralph... (GunPolicy.org)

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Serbia

12 January 2006

SEESAC (Belgrade) / Blic Daily

In the night of the Orthodox New Year of 2003, Boris Bankovic (37) was killed by a bullet that came through the closed window and lowered blinds while he was sitting in his home armchair. Zorica Simic from New Belgrade since her earliest age counts the last seconds of the old year in her bathroom. Her first memories of the craziest night are not nice at all, as from her early childhood she recalls the broken window pane burst into a thousand pieces, the bullet stick... (GunPolicy.org)

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