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Gun Policy News, 1 June 2007

Canada

1 June 2007

Canadian Press

OTTAWA — The federal Conservative government has rejected Ontario's call for a ban on handguns. Such a move would be useless, and might do more harm than good, Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day claimed Friday after meeting with his provincial and territorial counterparts in Ottawa. "The way you see crime with firearms reduced is to have a more aggressive policy, is to have more officers on the street, is to go after the illegal use of firearms, go after the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada,United States

1 June 2007

Canadian Press

YARMOUTH, Nova Scotia — A Nova Scotia man is facing more than 50 charges following a cross-border gun smuggling investigation by authorities in Canada and the United States. Joseph Jean Paul Leger, 55, of Pembroke will return to court June 29. He faces 38 firearms-related charges under the Criminal Code and 14 counts under the Customs Act. Police say they recently went to four properties in the Yarmouth, N.S., area and seized a number of guns, 6,700 rounds of... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

1 June 2007

Roanoke Times (Virginia), Opinion

Having reached our saturation point with the arguments supporting handguns for self-defense, especially those that start out with "Well, why don't we ban automobiles because they kill people," we felt it was essential to restate what should be obvious — handguns are designed and sold solely for the purpose of killing. Given that fact, all of those who seem to believe that some mythical Old West environment, with everyone carrying a handgun, will deter shootings such... (GunPolicy.org)

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