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Gun Policy News, 27 February 2006

United States

27 February 2006

Pantagraph (Illinois)

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Rod Blagojevich's renewed push for a statewide ban on assault weapons may not be called for a vote this spring. On Monday, one of his top allies in the General Assembly said the issue might be just too contentious to move forward before lawmakers are scheduled to adjourn for the spring on April 7. "I don't think anything will happen with that," said Senate President Emil Jones, D-Chicago, who is co-chairman of the governor's re-election effort.... (

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United States

27 February 2006

Beaver County Times (Pennsylvania)

Gun owners and sportsmen will march on Harrisburg in March in support of new legislation to protect our constitutional rights. Two pieces of legislation to be introduced will address gun registration and self-defense rights. Sen. John Pippy and Rep. Daryl Metcalfe will introduce legislation to end registration of law-abiding gun owners when they buy a firearm and redirect monies to measures that help police fight crime. Currently the Pennsylvania State Police keeps... (

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United States

27 February 2006

Bay City News (San Francisco)

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced today that a city handgun ban won't go into effect until at least mid-June while a Superior Court judge ponders a National Rifle Association challenge to the measure. The delay until at least June 19 was agreed to by attorneys for the city and the NRA, Herrera said. A postponement in enforcement was strongly recommended by San Francisco Superior Court Judge James Warren at the close of a hearing on the NRA lawsuit... (

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27 February 2006

Edmonton Journal (Alberta)

EDMONTON — Three unstable men with volatile tempers, criminal histories and contempt for authority have shot and killed police officers in Canada in the past two years. Prosecutors wanted to ban them from owning guns. Still, all three owned the high-powered rifles they used for killing: - On Feb. 28, 2004, Martin Ostopovich shot RCMP Cpl. Jim Galloway after an armed standoff in Spruce Grove. Police then shot Ostopovich dead. He had a history of mental health... (

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