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Gun Policy News, 27 June 2007

United States

27 June 2007

Boston Herald

New details emerged yesterday about how an illegal gun got into the hands of a 7-year-old Dorchester boy who fatally shot his 8-year-old cousin, as city officials vowed to crack down on illicit firearms flooding city streets. "This is war," Mayor Thomas M. Menino declared during a press conference yesterday in the wake of the tragic Sunday night shooting of first-grader Liquarry Jefferson in the Seaver Street apartment where he lived with his mother, four siblings... (

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New Zealand

27 June 2007

New Zealand Press Association

A Napier father who accidentally fired a .22-calibre slug into his seven-year-old daughter's skull was trying to scare his son from touching the firearm, Napier District Court was told today. The 30-year-old man, who has interim name suppression, was convicted of discharging a firearm causing injury and remanded until July 20 for sentencing by Judge Richard Watson. Police prosecutor Terry Singh said the man was at home with his partner and four children at about 6pm... (

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United States

27 June 2007

Commercial Appeal (Memphis)

WASHINGTON — For the first time since taking control of Congress, gun-control Democrats are taking on the National Rifle Association. The NRA seems to be nipping the effort in the bud. At issue is whether Congress should loosen restrictions on local law enforcement agencies' ability to gain access to gun-purchasing data to trace the movement of illegal guns around the nation. The restrictions on such "trace data" began almost four years ago when Rep. Todd Tiahrt,... (

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