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Gun Policy News, 14 January 2006

United States

14 January 2006

WFSB-TV News (Connecticut)

HARTFORD — The grief that follows a murder is hard to fathom. Emotions shared only by those who have had loved ones killed. What most people can understand however, is that guns are a big part of the problem. Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez says behind that problem is another problem; the laws that govern gun owners. "If we had a strong bill, it would go a long way," Mayor Perez said. Perez was at the capitol today asking lawmakers to strengthen existing gun laws. He says... (

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14 January 2006

Toronto Star (Ontario)

CONSECON, Ontario — Lionel Weese, a gun collector and tow truck driver, was at home resting his weary feet when the distress call came. On the phone was a young man claiming his car had broken down on a dark, rural road. Never one to leave anyone stranded, Weese set out to help the stranger, leaving only his tiny dog to guard the arsenal of handguns and rifles he has been collecting since he was 16 years old. His wife was out at her regular Thursday night... (

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14 January 2006

Hamilton Spectator (Ontario)

Police have laid weapons charges for the second time in a week after receiving tips from local photo labs about teens posing with guns. The latest arrests resulted from a call to police on Jan. 6 after a clerk noticed images of someone handling and posing with a firearm, police said. After identifying individuals in the photos, police set up surveillance outside a central Hamilton residence. Police said they saw a woman get out of a taxi on Thursday, enter the... (

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United States

14 January 2006

St Albans Messenger (Vermont)

ST. ALBANS — Franklin County hunters and gun dealers have weighed in on a proposal restricting hunters to using shotguns only in certain areas of St. Albans Town. The state Fish and Wildlife Department, however, is hesitant to embrace such a restriction. The idea was brought to the St. Albans Town Selectboard on Monday, almost two months after the accidental shooting death of a farmer killed by a bullet fired from a high-powered rifle. Rejean Lussier, 60, was shot... (

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