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Gun Policy News, 1 January 2008

United States

1 January 2008

KSEE-TV News (California)

FRESNO, California — It seems when the clock strikes midnight, a lot of people forget about the laws of gravity: what goes up must come down. They celebrate the New Year with gunfire, careless of what happens to those bullets. One of those bullets ended up in Jerry Lopez's kitchen in West Central Fresno. "That's the hole where the bullet came through. You can see how big that hole is, all the insulation is on the floor and in the hallway," Lopez said, pointing to... (

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1 January 2008

International Herald Tribune / AP

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — One man was killed and five people were wounded by gunfire at a New Year's bash that drew some 2 million people to Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach, the government's official news agency said Tuesday. A 29-year-old man died of a gunshot wound in the stomach, and a 63-year-old woman shot in the back and a 24-year-old man shot in the head were hospitalized in critical condition, the official Agencia Brasil news service reported. Three other... (

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1 January 2008

Sydney Morning Herald

A World War II machine-gun and tank mortar, crossbows, semi-automatic weapons and fireworks are among a cache of 380 unregistered firearms uncovered during a two-day search of a 100-hectare property at Peel, near Bathurst, police revealed yesterday. As part of the operation, which involved more than 30 officers from several crime commands and special operations teams, police seized 604 guns from a dealership in Bathurst and suspended the owner's licence. Police said... (

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1 January 2008

Law Enforcement Technology (USA) /

A 14-year-old boy and his 18-year-old brother are shot and killed in a mini-mart down the street from their home. Police find four shell casings in the parking lot, but no leads. A man driving home from work is summoned to the side of the road by a woman apparently needing help. After he stops, he discovers the trap. Two men attempt to rob him. When he runs, they shoot him. He dies. Three shell casings are found, but no leads. These incidents are neither hypothetical... (

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