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Gun Policy News, 7 June 2007

New Zealand

7 June 2007

New Zealand Herald / NZPA

The gunshop worker who shot an intruder threatening to kill him with a large machete walked from court a free man today. Greg Carvell pulled a .45 calibre pistol from its hiding place under a desk last July and fired one shot at Ricky Beckham in his gunshop in the south Auckland suburb of Penrose. A depositions hearing was told Beckham waved a metre-long machete over his head and demanded guns as he advanced on Mr Carvell and fellow worker Bruce Motley in the Small... (GunPolicy.org)

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United Kingdom

7 June 2007

Press Association (UK)

More than 40 mothers who have lost their loved ones to gun and knife crime are to join singers at the launch of an anti-gun campaign. Don't Trigger 2007 involves four music videos and a 14-track album aimed at bringing home the message that guns destroy families. The launch brings together figures from the worlds of showbusiness, politics, policing and local communities. They will gather at London's City Hall where the videos will be screened for the first... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

7 June 2007

WBBM-TV News (Chicago)

CHICAGO — As police were sorting through the details of a Bronzeville neighborhood shooting, there was rising concern about the weapon used and its long-term implications for Chicago. On the ground, shattered glass from the CTA bus stop, where the victims' car smashed into it. Also on the ground, shell casings from a gun known as an FN-5.7. Police Sergeant Kirkland Crossley says the FN-5.7 bullets can go through 48 layers of Kevlar. "We recovered ten shell... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

7 June 2007

Voice of America

The U.S. Justice Department says homicides in the United States are most often committed with guns, especially handguns. And the number of shooting deaths has increased steadily over years. But a new technology may help prevent gun violence. It allows investigators to trace the source of the weapon, and perhaps find the shooter, even before they recover the weapon. A new bullet casing contains critical information that law enforcement officials can use to identify the... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

7 June 2007

Twin Falls Times News (Idaho)

TWIN FALLS — Federal agents for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are once again asking an Idaho federal judge to deny an embattled local gun shop permission to sell guns. The agency's latest request comes after agents found three new violations on May 23. U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge had granted relief to Red's Trading Post after the ATF revoked Red's license March 5 for numerous violations. The ATF had exaggerated some of its... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

7 June 2007

Lawrence Journal-World (Kansas)

WICHITA — An Iraqi citizen wanted for murder in Iraq was charged with making false statements on federal forms when he purchased two handguns at a Wichita pawn shop, U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren said Wednesday. Mohammed Ziboon, 26, was wanted on a warrant for the murder of his cousin, Ameer Mahdy Jalowb, by the Iraq Higher Judicial Council Magistrate Court, according to an affidavit filed by Wesley Williamson, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,... (GunPolicy.org)

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India

7 June 2007

CNN-IBN

NEW DELHI — How easy is it to procure an illegal weapon in the Capital? CNN-IBN Special Investigation Team found a few people ready to sell them a 9mm pistol, a lethal weapon that only the police is licensed to use. The team met Raman, from Maujpur Gonda village, who says guns are easily available on the outskirts of Delhi. "Aadmi maze mein chala deta hai lekin baad mein sazaa bhugatni padti hai peeche tak pure parivaar ko (One shoots from a gun thinking it is a... (GunPolicy.org)

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