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Gun Policy News, 27 January 2006

United States

27 January 2006

Washington Post

RICHMOND — Del. John S. "Jack" Reid had gone through this morning routine dozens of times. He'd reach into his pocket, pull out his small semiautomatic .380 handgun, release the clip and store the weapon safely in the desk drawer of his office on the seventh floor of the Virginia General Assembly Building. But something went wrong Thursday. Reid's pistol, which he said he carries for protection, fired as he popped the clip from the handle, sending a single bullet... (

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United States

27 January 2006

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin), Column

The very building where lawmakers are moving us dangerously close to legalizing concealed carry in Wisconsin would allow gun totin'. "Any person with a license could walk into the Capitol with a concealed weapon," Ronald Sklansky, a senior staff attorney for the Wisconsin Legislative Council, said in response to my question. Whether this comforts or horrifies you says a lot about where you come down on concealed carry. "I would have a notice on my door saying no... (

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27 January 2006

La Repubblica (Italy)

[Translated summary: Licensed handgun owner Michelangelo Rizzi, who fired 13 shots at home intruders, killing one of them, has been charged with first degree murder. Under recently revised Italian law, the shooting could have been legal]. Tentativo di furto nella notte, in un'abitazione di Castelnuovo del Garda. "Cercavano di forzare una finestra, ho preso la pistola." Accusato di omicidio volontario, 13 i colpi sparati Ministro Castelli: "Si è difeso". Nuove norme... (

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27 January 2006

SEESAC (Belgrade) / South East European Times

The start of the New Year is traditionally a time when people make resolutions. This year, one of the resolutions Macedonians were asked to make was to refrain from celebrating with gunfire. "Bullets Are Not Greeting Cards — Celebrate Without Weapons" was the slogan of a five-week campaign launched by the interior ministry in December, in co-operation with the UNDP's Southeastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC).... (

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