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Gun Policy News, 2 June 2007

United States

2 June 2007

Rocky Mountain News (Colorado)

Tom Mauser, whose son was killed in the Columbine massacre, wound up being the unwitting pawn in a longstanding feud between two gun rights activists that landed Friday in Jefferson County Court. Darren Morrison was sentenced to five days in jail and a year's probation for sending threatening e-mails to Mauser while posing as Morrison's nemesis, Duncan Philp, leader of a gun rights group called the Tyranny Response Team. Jefferson County Judge Judy Archuleta also... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

2 June 2007

Sydney Morning Herald

Last week, seven-year-old Christopher Clarke took something to school in Ozone Park, New York, but it wasn't for show and tell. Some second grade classmates were given a look before a teacher asked him: "What's in your pocket?" It was a .38 calibre pistol. He had got it from his 14-year-old brother, who had in turn, got it from the boyfriend of his mother who just happened to be a New York traffic police officer. The story made the front page of the city's two... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

2 June 2007

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin), Opinion

I'm sitting at my desk, staring at my new Glock 19 semiautomatic 9mm handgun. The kind that Seung-hui Cho used in his rampage at Virginia Tech. I am scared of the gun. But I am also fascinated. I allow the fascination to run free, and I conjure up Hollywood fantasies of revenge and respect. A small, gray-haired woman, I imagine myself walking city streets and saying to any hulking guy who gets in my way, "Don't mess with me, I have a gun." I look at the Glock,... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

2 June 2007

Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St Paul) / AP

A Navy veteran living in northwestern Wisconsin was illegally selling laser gun sights and hoarding automatic weapons, federal prosecutors say. Federal agents and police searched David Carmel's property in Gilman, Wis., on Friday and discovered dozens of working machine guns, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Madison. The complaint alleges unlawful possession of two machine guns. Gilman is about 40 miles northeast of Eau... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

2 June 2007

Detroit Free Press

She fired and a jury fired back. It took Macomb County Circuit Court jurors only 15 minutes Friday to convict Bernadette Headd, 40, of Macomb Township of shooting her gun toward a truck that had been tailgating her on I-94. It's an incident prosecutors have called a case of extreme road rage, though Headd has maintained that the driver of the Dodge Ram was putting her life in danger during their scuffle on the highway. "My concern was getting out of the situation... (GunPolicy.org)

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