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Gun Policy News, 26 August 2007

Canada

26 August 2007

Ottawa Sun (Ontario)

In neighbourhoods across the city, people are flouting the law by storing unregistered firearms in opposition of the federal gun registry. It's impossible to tell how many people have opted not to register their guns with the Canadian Firearms Registry, but police and members of the firearms community get the sense that there are many gun owners who subscribe to this passive form of resistance against the controversial registry. "On the whole, we do have records and... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

26 August 2007

Angus Reid Global Monitor: Polls & Research, Poll

Two-thirds of people in the United States think current legislation is enough to control gun crime, according to a poll by Zogby International. 66 per cent of respondents think there are sufficient laws on the matter and that better enforcement is required. Conversely, 31 per cent of respondents believe new and tougher gun control legislation is needed to help in the fight against gun crime. The U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment guarantees Americans the right "to... (GunPolicy.org)

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United Kingdom

26 August 2007

Scotsman (Edinburgh), Editorial

The tragic death of Rhys Jones has stunned a nation which was beginning to think itself inured to the horrific underbelly of modern life. Drunken violence on our streets every weekend … Spiralling drugs use, along with the crime that pays for so much of it … And a general lack of respect for society at large. It takes something like the abduction and brutal murder of Jamie Bulger by two other children to truly shake us — and Rhys's death, apparently at the hands... (GunPolicy.org)

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India

26 August 2007

Times of India

MUMBAI — A gun-runner from Uttar Pradesh was arrested from Andheri (W) on Friday with over 10 firearms and ammunition in his possession. Officials said Kantaprasad Mishra (39) had brought the weapons to Mumbai to sell them at a higher rate. "Our officers received a tip-off that a man was to arrive with a large quantity of weapons at around 1.15 pm at the junction of SV road and VP road at Andheri. The man, later identified as Mishra, arrived near Leela bags store... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

26 August 2007

Albany Times-Union (New York)

ALBANY — Federal agents were sifting through the weaponry of a troubled Colonie gun store several years ago when they spotted a banned, fully-automatic assault rifle propped on a shelf and listed for sale. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents would soon learn the dangerous weapon, a machine gun which could not legally be resold, had been obtained by the store's owners from an Albany police officer, Michael Romano, and that the gun was still... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

26 August 2007

Rolling Stone (USA)

Renegade right-winger Ted Nugent recently went on a vicious onstage rant in which he threatened the lives of Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Decked out in full-on camouflage hunting gear, Nugent wielded two machine guns while raging, "Obama, he's a piece of shit. I told him to suck on my machine gun. Hey Hillary," he continued. "You might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless bitch." Nugent summed up his... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States,Russia,United Nations

26 August 2007

News Tribune (Washington), Book review

Merchant of Death: Money, Guns, Planes and the Man Who Makes War Possible By Douglas Farah and Stephen Braun Wiley, 308 pages, $25.95 Viktor Bout was a wanted man. An international arrest warrant had been issued. Western intelligence agencies investigated him. The U.S. Treasury Department seized his fleet of cargo jets and froze other assets. An executive order banned business dealings with him. And while worldwide pressure mounted on the man nicknamed the... (GunPolicy.org)

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