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Gun Policy News, 26 February 2006

Canada

26 February 2006

CTV News (Toronto)

Canada's new minister of public safety says the government has no plans to back off on its intention to scrap the controversial long gun registry. Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced his plan to kill the registry during the election campaign, and Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day told CTV's Question Period the plan hasn't changed. "We're not backing away at all," Day said on Saturday. "We're moving ahead on this. It was an election promise. It's something we've... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

26 February 2006

Ottawa Citizen (Ontario), Opinion

Canadian long-gun owners find themselves caught in a no-man's land, trapped between a government promise to cancel the gun registry and cash-grabbing gun bureaucrats who intend to enforce the rules until the last possible day. The Conservative election promise couldn't have been clearer. The new government will "end the wasteful long-gun registry and use the savings to hire more front-line police officers." What a good idea. Rather than spend $82 million a year to... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

26 February 2006

Florida Today / Gannett News Service, Editorial

Which powerful lobby should lawmakers swear their allegiance to most loudly? State legislators are all in a dither over that conflict, because of a House bill that has created a rift between the NRA and pro-business groups — usually good chums. We've said before the measure, which would prevent employers from banning firearms in parking lots, is a disgrace and not just because it would infringe on the property rights of businesses and even homeowners. It's also a... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

26 February 2006

Washington Post / AP

DETROIT — A suspected gunman who opened fire with a shotgun during a church service Sunday morning killed a woman and wounded two people before he shot himself a mile away, police said. Investigators believe a domestic dispute led to the shooting at Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church about 11 a.m., said Second Deputy Police Chief James Tate. A 9-year-old child, sitting near the unidentified woman who died, was hit in the hand by a buckshot pellet, Tate said. Police... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

26 February 2006

Tennessean (Nashville)

The best thing avid outdoorsmen can do for the sport of hunting is to attack the stereotype that guns are only used for evil purposes, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told the National Wild Turkey Federation's annual convention yesterday. Scalia, an enthusiastic hunter, delivered the keynote address at a banquet last night at Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center. "The attitude of people associating guns with nothing but crime, that is what has to be... (GunPolicy.org)

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