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Gun Policy News, 7 June 2008

United States

7 June 2008

Los Angeles Times

PROVO, Utah — For years, Kevin Jensen carried a pistol everywhere he went, tucked in a shoulder holster beneath his clothes. In hot weather the holster was almost unbearable. Pressed against Jensen's skin, the firearm was heavy and uncomfortable. Hiding the weapon made him feel like a criminal. Then one evening he stumbled across a site that urged gun owners to do something revolutionary: Carry your gun openly for the world to see as you go about your business.... (GunPolicy.org)

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United Kingdom

7 June 2008

BBC News

At least 2,000 people, including many teenagers, have joined an anti-gun and knife crime march through London. The demonstrators began their walk from Trafalgar Square on Saturday afternoon which culminated in a rally at Kennington Park, south London. The march, which urged youths to keep off weapons, comes following the deaths of 16 teenagers in London this year. Relatives of youths killed in London also joined the rally. They described the spate of crimes as an... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

7 June 2008

Tucson Citizen (Arizona) / AP

A young man with a history of mental instability who is charged with murdering a police officer was not on any law enforcement list preventing him from acquiring weapons, a loophole that many states tried to close after the Virginia Tech shootings last year. Authorities believe David Nickolas Delich bought parts through the mail to build the three assault-style rifles he had in his possession during last weekend's shooting spree. They also say Delich, 25, somehow... (GunPolicy.org)

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Uganda

7 June 2008

New Vision (Kampala)

KAMPALA — The Uganda Action Network on small arms and light weapons has urged the Government to control the rampant misuse of firearms that has left many wounded and maimed. "Majority of the victims with gunshot wounds are inflicted by official guns," said Rev. Canon Joyce Nima, the organisation co-ordinator. Nima, who led the press, the clergy and a team from her organisation, on Thursday visited some victims admitted at Mulago hospital after sustaining bullet... (GunPolicy.org)

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