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Gun Policy News, 5 June 2006

United States

5 June 2006

New York Times

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced yesterday that the mayors of 37 cities — including Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, San Diego and San Francisco — have joined his effort to fight the trafficking in illegal guns. Mr. Bloomberg and 14 other mayors held a summit at Gracie Mansion on April 25 and signed a six-point statement vowing to pursue gun dealers who knowingly sell guns to criminals through intermediaries and to... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

5 June 2006

Agence France Presse

NEW YORK — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's crusade against gun crime took a step forward with the introduction of new legislation aimed at tightening control over firearms sales. "The fight against illegal guns isn't waged only on the streets," Bloomberg told reporters. "Creating local laws that make enforcement easier and prevention more effective is critical in the fight to keep illegal guns off our streets and out of the hands of criminals," he added. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

5 June 2006

Rocky Mountain News (Colorado)

A divided Colorado Supreme Court on Monday upheld Denver's controversial ban on assault weapons, despite arguments that state weapons laws should trump city ordinances. The 3-3 vote, with new Justice Allison Eid abstaining, settled a high-profile fight between Colorado's largest city and state officials over two state laws enacted in 2003. They pre-empted any local regulation of firearms in favor of uniform state regulation. The city of Denver sued the state,... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

5 June 2006

Denver Post (Colorado)

The city of Denver can continue to regulate assault weapons and other issues because of a 3-3 deadlock in the Colorado Supreme Court today. In 2003, the state legislature passed sweeping legislation that Denver said preempted many of the city's firearm ordinances. But two Denver district court judges — Joseph Meyer and Lawrence Manzanares — ruled that although the state legislation did override some of the more minor ordinances, Denver still had the right to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kenya

5 June 2006

East African Standard (Nairobi)

NAIROBI — Security personnel in bandit-prone Merille area of Marsabit District have seized nine gun-runners and six assorted firearms. Marsabit police boss, Francis Sang, said that two G3, three AK-47 and one Mark 1V rifle were recovered when General Service Unit officers raided a village in Merrille. Sang said community policing was yielding fruit as more wananchi expose criminals in the area. He said police are also looking for three suspects who have been... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

5 June 2006

Lahontan Valley News (Nevada), Opinion

I am on record as saying the world would be better off without guns. Actually, I'm really not anti-gun, I'm just fed up with reckless and ruthless gun owners. Collectors and sportsmen don't generally fall into either category. I think hunting is a wonderful activity as long as it's not just for trophies. It should be done in the wild and not on a game ranch stocked for hunters and it should be done on foot and not from a motor vehicle, and with a hunting rifle and not... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

5 June 2006

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — The slayings of seven family members unfolded when one victim returned home and drew a weapon as two gunmen were ransacking the house to find a safe they believed contained cash and cocaine, according to documents filed by prosecutors Monday. One man arrested in last week's killings — James Stewart, 30 — was searching for the safe upstairs but found nothing and went downstairs, according to a probable cause affidavit, the first detailed account of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Uganda

5 June 2006

New Vision (Kampala)

KAMPALA — The UPDF 3rd Division public relations officer, Lt. Henry Obbo, said on Saturday that 2,232 bullets were also recovered and 86 warriors captured in Moroto, Nakapiripirit, Kotido and Kaabong districts. "We recovered 40 guns on Tuesday, while 12 guns were voluntarily handed over to our forces in Namalu sub-county, Nakapiripirit district," Obbo said. He said the army also recovered 114 head of cattle and rescued two LRA abductees. He said a number of... (GunPolicy.org)

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