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Gun Policy News, 4 June 2006

United States

4 June 2006

Houston Chronicle (Texas)

Gun-toting Texans can relax about one concern this hurricane season: The state has no plans to disarm residents in the wake of a big storm. A questioner got big applause at Brazoria County's hurricane preparedness conference Thursday when he asked whether law enforcement agencies were going to demand that private citizens surrender their firearms after a storm. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Randy Jones said taking firearms from citizens has never been part of... (GunPolicy.org)

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4 June 2006

Norwich Bulletin (Connecticut)

When Edward Garland approached the town of Bozrah for a license to carry a handgun in 2001, there was little reason to refuse his request. Garland added handguns to a growing cache of more than a dozen firearms he had amassed in his Bozrah home by the time he shot and killed his neighbor March 23, 2005, in a dispute about the care of his invalid mother. Garland did not have a criminal background, was never officially committed to a facility because of his mental... (GunPolicy.org)

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4 June 2006

San Francisco Chronicle / AP

INDIANAPOLIS — A two-day manhunt for an ex-convict suspected of gunning down seven family members ended when he walked into a fast-food restaurant and surrendered to police. Surrounded by family members, 28-year-old Desmond Turner said little to authorities Saturday night. "He couldn't look at anybody," Deputy Police Chief Tim Foley said. "He had his head down. He was sullen." His arrest capped an intense search for suspects in the city's worst mass murder in at... (GunPolicy.org)

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4 June 2006

Richmond Times-Dispatch (Virginia)

WASHINGTON — People with permits from one state to carry a concealed firearm would generally be able to exercise that right elsewhere under a bill introduced quietly by Sen. George Allen. "The bill would simply require states to recognize each other's concealed-carry permits and licenses, just as they recognize drivers' licenses," Allen, R-Va., said in a statement in the Congressional Record when he introduced the bill May 26. Allen's office issues frequent news... (GunPolicy.org)

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4 June 2006

Boston Globe / AP

NEW YORK — Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said Sunday that 37 more mayors have signed on to fight illegal guns, joining the 15 who convened in New York in April for the first Mayors Summit on Illegal Guns. At the April 25 summit, the mayors signed a six-point resolution to combat gun violence and said they hoped to put pressure on the federal government and state legislatures to strengthen anti-gun laws. New additions to the coalition include... (GunPolicy.org)

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