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Gun Policy News, 11 January 2007

United States

11 January 2007


WASHINGTON — American states where more people own guns have higher murder rates, including murders of children, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health reported on Thursday. The study, certain to provoke arguments in a country where gun ownership is an important political issue, found that about one in three U.S. households reported firearm ownership. "Our findings suggest that in the United States, household firearms may be an important source of guns... (

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New Zealand

11 January 2007

Truth (Auckland)

Wanna buy a gun? Easy. Like a new vibrator? Sorry, that's restricted! This is the curious state of affairs for potential buyers shopping at TradeMe, the country's biggest internet auction site. Although vibrators and dildos are for pleasure and guns are for killing, sex toys are only sold in the restricted section. Guns, accessories and other lethal weapons can be viewed — and in many cases bought — by virtually anyone. TradeMe business manager Mike O'Donell... (

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