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Gun Policy News, 3 February 2006

United Kingdom,Scotland

3 February 2006

Daily Record (Scotland)

Deadly Mac-10 machine pistols capable of firing 20 rounds per second are for sale on Scotland's streets. Gangsters are queuing up after a consigment of around 100 weapons arrived in the country. The Mac-10s are being sold on the black market for £1500 each. The cache also includes special edition semi-automatic handguns coated in ceramic to make them virtually invisible to metal detectors. They are also priced at £1500. Some of the firearms are earmarked for... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

3 February 2006

Toronto Sun (Ontario)

The outrage of the Boxing Day bloodbath that took the life of Jane Creba is coming into Toronto courtrooms. A 12-year sentence sought for a "major gun dealer" was questioned yesterday by Justice Ramez Khawley, who asked if it was that high because of the death of the 15-year-old on a Yonge St. crowded with shoppers. "Let's deal with the elephant in the room. If this incident in December had not happened, would you be asking for 12 years today?" Khawley asked Crown... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

3 February 2006

Toronto Star (Ontario)

Undercover police bought 9 weapons from a young supplier. But where are the high-powered arms the officers didn't buy? A convicted gunrunner once boasted to undercover Toronto police officers that he could supply 50 or more guns at a time through an American weapons pipeline that used Canada-bound tractor-trailers. And while officers did eventually buy nine guns from Jeffrey Tuck during a six-month undercover operation, they could have bought many more had... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

3 February 2006

Toronto Star (Ontario), Opinion

The new justice minister in Stephen Harper's cabinet will take office on Monday facing the thorny task of curbing gun violence in our cities. But a golden opportunity exists to move quickly to make changes to the Criminal Code so we can better fight gun crime in Canada. Provincial justice ministers, at our meeting in Whitehorse last November, struck a remarkable national consensus on a prescription to toughen gun laws. The new federal minister can build on that... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

3 February 2006

Toronto Star (Ontario)

Forty handguns including tiny Derringer-like pocket pistols discovered stolen from an Oshawa house yesterday could have disappeared anytime within the past 12 days, says the man who spent a lifetime collecting the weapons. Ken Foster, 67, said he arrived home from hospital yesterday to discover the back door of his Front St. home kicked in and the gun and ammunition cabinets upstairs broken open and emptied. "I was shocked," the pensioned gun collector told the... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

3 February 2006

Washington Post / AP

LOS ANGELES — A woman who went on a deadly rampage inside a postal facility believed that she was threatened by a conspiracy among workers there, authorities said Friday. Jennifer San Marco left writings at her New Mexico home alluding to a vague plot involving the plant where she once worked, a local medical facility and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department, said sheriff's Sgt. Erik Raney in a telephone interview. "She obviously felt that the post office... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

3 February 2006

Kansas City Star (Missouri)

Stand your ground. That's the rallying cry of the National Rifle Association and other gun-rights advocates, who are pressing for laws that would allow quicker use of deadly force in self-defense. Lawmakers in Missouri, Kansas and 11 other states have introduced legislation this year stating that a person should have "no duty to retreat" before defending against an attack. Hearings are set for next week on the Missouri and Kansas bills. The so-called Stand Your... (GunPolicy.org)

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India

3 February 2006

New Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram)

NEW DELHI — India's state-run ordnance factories have bagged an order for 30,000 carbines from the paramilitary forces and have developed a wide array of small arms including a "bunker buster" rifle that will soon be tested by the army, a senior official said here Friday. S.K. Beri, general manager of the ordnance factory at Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu, said the 5.56mm indigenously developed carbine had been approved by the home ministry following extensive... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

3 February 2006

Kansas City Star (Missouri)

TOPEKA — Kansas is one of only four states that offer no concealed weapons permits. Advocates of concealed weapons say they hope election-year politics may change that. As they have for years, pro-gun lawmakers are pushing a bill that would set up a permit process for residents who want to carry a concealed firearm. Similar measures have passed both the House of Representatives and the Senate in recent years, but have always met with a gubernatorial veto. This year,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Angola

3 February 2006

Angola Press Agency (Luanda)

NAMIBE — The residents of Bibala municipality, 160 kilometres north off Namibe city, handed over voluntarily to the administrative authorities of the locality from October 2005 to January this year, about 456 guns as part of the population disarmament process. Bibala municipality administrator, João Ernesto dos Santos, revealed the fact to ANGOP, saying that the disarmament process is taking place smoothly, because the population believe in peace. "It is not... (GunPolicy.org)

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