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Gun Policy News, 6 April 2007

United States

6 April 2007

Associated Press

BOSTON — Officials in the four states where Mitt Romney has lived say the Republican presidential contender, who calls himself a lifelong hunter, never took out a license. Romney says that's because he has seldom hunted where he needed one. Questions about his hunting activities trailed Romney this week after he remarked at a campaign stop that he has been a hunter nearly all his life. The next day, his campaign said Romney had been hunting only twice, once as a... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

6 April 2007

New York Times / The Caucus

So is he a hunter, or isn't he? Mitt Romney's camp spent Thursday dealing with a dust-up over an Associated Press story that said Mr. Romney's hunting experience was not what he had been making it out to be on the campaign trail as he sought to appeal to pro-gun Republicans, a powerful force in the primary races. At a community forum in Keene, N.H., on Tuesday, when asked about his stance on guns by a man wearing an N.R.A. cap, Mr. Romney said twice that he'd been a... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

6 April 2007

Ledger-Enquirer (Ohio)

Municipal Court Judge Haywood Turner III, who had two charges of pointing a firearm at another dismissed in favor of a reckless driving charge, admitted to police that he "raised" a gun, but never pointed it when the original offense took place, according to a just-released supplemental police report. The report also says that a passenger in the victim's car "could not see" a gun. Turner's lawyer, J. Mark Shelnutt, said the dismissed pistol charge therefore would have... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

6 April 2007

Associated Press

ILION, New York — The $370 million acquisition of historic Remington Arms by a New York City-based private-equity firm has left this upstate community feeling somewhat unsettled — but also hopeful for a better future. The 191-year-old gun maker was purchased Thursday by Cerberus Capital Management. Cerberus is buying Remington for about $118 million and taking on its $252 million in debt. While Cerberus officials said they saw "tremendous value" in Remington, they... (GunPolicy.org)

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Uganda

6 April 2007

New Vision (Kampala)

KAMPALA — An arms expert has suggested that the Church be involved in the disarmament exercise if it is to succeed. Richard Mugisha of Uganda Action Network on Small Arms, Friday noted that the Church commands respect and confidence of the people, and if involved, it could compel owners of illegal arms to surrender them peacefully. He also attributed the continuing penetration of illegal arms into Uganda to lack of comprehensive laws. Mugisha said people get guns... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

6 April 2007

Observer-Dispatch (New York)

ILION — Although Remington Arms Co. posted a profit last year after several years of losses, it still faces an increasingly competitive market, analysts said Thursday. Cerberus Capital Management LP, which is buying Remington, said it saw "tremendous value" in the company. "Cerberus sees tremendous value in Remington: a world-famous brand name, market-leading products, strong management team and an unsurpassed team of employees," said Peter Duda, spokesman for... (GunPolicy.org)

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