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Gun Policy News, 17 June 2006

United Nations

17 June 2006

Inter Press Service News Agency

UNITED NATIONS, New York — The National Rifle Association, one of the most influential pro-gun lobbies in the United States, has philosophically argued that "guns don't kill people, only people kill people". But Oxfam, the international relief organization based in London, raises that argument to a more realistic level: it's bullets that kill people. "The bullet trade is out of control," says Oxfam, and "it is fuelling conflict and human rights abuses worldwide."... (GunPolicy.org)

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Papua New Guinea

17 June 2006

National (Port Moresby)

Guns will rule in the 2007 general elections because the Government has done little to address the growing problem of illegal firearms and violence associated with guns, the Opposition has warned. "We all know how the gun culture had permeated and penetrated society, especially in certain parts of the country, yet the Government had done nothing to address this very serious problem," Opposition leader Peter O'Neill told The National this week. "We all know how... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

17 June 2006

Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh), Editorial

It's always good in a gun battle to know who's with the guy in the black hat and who's got the back of the cowboy with the shiny silver star on his shirt. In the pistols-at-dawn standoff between the National Rifle Association and local police chiefs, Congress has backed the guys in the black hats. The evidence is lawmakers have voted several times in recent years for measures that temporarily limited the police's ability to use gun trace information. That, the officers... (GunPolicy.org)

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