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Gun Policy News, 15 April 2007

United States

15 April 2007

New York Times

If Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg was looking for evidence that his campaign against illegal guns had caught the notice of the National Rifle Association, he would need to look no further than the current cover of America's 1st Freedom, the group's news magazine. "Tentacles!" shouts the headline over a cartoon illustration of Mr. Bloomberg depicting him as a giant octopus, looking fierce and slightly insane, with serpentine arms swirling behind him. Inside are a main... (GunPolicy.org)

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India

15 April 2007

News (Karachi)

KANPUR — Customers usually come from far and wide to buy rifles and shotguns from the dozens of tiny shops clustered in a bazaar in the ramshackle town of Kanpur, the gun capital of India's Uttar Pradesh state. But business has stopped. Arms sales have been banned as the country's largest state — infamous for lawlessness — holds month-long polls under heavy security, halting one of the area's most profitable sectors. "This has been traditionally a very large... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

15 April 2007

New York Times

PHILADELPHIA — In a hospital emergency room, a young man winces as doctors try to determine how badly he has been injured. His name is Karim Williams, he is 27, and he is this city's latest shooting victim. He says he was hit around 12:30 a.m. by a shot fired while he was walking from his girlfriend's car into a bar. Mr. Williams was fortunate. The bullet went through his leg without hitting bone or major blood vessels, and after a shot of morphine and a few hours'... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States,United Nations

15 April 2007

St Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)

Gun-control advocates want to use international treaties to restrict rights in U.S., former Ambassador John Bolton tells the NRA members here. Gun owners should watch out for threats to their rights from overseas as well as at home, John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, told 3,500 members of the National Rifle Association Saturday night at the Edward Jones Dome. Proponents of gun control have turned to the international arena, he said. They hope... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

15 April 2007

Tulsa World (Oklahoma)

Violent gun crimes are on the rise in the United States and are being committed with firearms purchased from licensed dealers who should know better, according to a new national study. The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is using a recent Tulsa federal court case to illustrate that point. But owners of the two Tulsa-area dealerships mentioned in the report say they were victims of a con perpetrated by a group of Okmulgee residents who said they were purchasing... (GunPolicy.org)

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