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Gun Policy News, 11 June 2008

Australia

11 June 2008

Sydney Morning Herald

The Greens have accused the New South Wales Government of courting the Shooters Party to help ease the passage of controversial legislation to ease the state's gun controls. The Bill, introduced to the Upper House by Shooters Party MP Roy Smith, would relax some safeguards and remove the 28-day waiting period for people with a registration waiting for a second gun. Mr Smith says he expects State Government support, given the Bill has been drafted in consultation with... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada,United States

11 June 2008

Windsor Star (Ontario)

Police have severed the pipeline of an international criminal organization that was allegedly smuggling high-powered, illegal firearms into Windsor to trade them to Toronto gangs for ecstasy. The eight-month undercover investigation, which centred on Windsor and involved authorities on both sides of the border, has resulted in the arrest of five people in Detroit and a brother, 18, and sister, 21, in South Windsor. Investigators in Windsor seized ammunition magazines,... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

11 June 2008

Associated Press

MIAMI — A man possessing an arsenal of AK-47 assault weapons, other guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition at the time of his arrest pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of threatening over the Internet to pull off a Virginia Tech-style massacre. Under a plea agreement with prosecutors, 20-year-old Calin Chi Wong would avoid prison time but have to surrender his entire cache and be barred from owning firearms in the future. Wong also would have to serve... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

11 June 2008

Pasadena Star-News (California)

ALTADENA — An ex-convict was in custody Wednesday after authorities served a search warrant at his home and discovered more than 60 guns — from hunting rifles to a Tec-9 submachine gun. Donald Williams, 55, of Altadena was arrested Tuesday after detectives obtained a warrant to search his home on North Fair Oaks Avenue. Most of the firearms were rifles, but investigators also found handguns and shotguns. Williams was convicted in 1994 of assault with a deadly... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

11 June 2008

ABC News, Wide Bay (Bundaberg), Transcript

David Dowsett: Well, Roland Brown is Chair of the National Coalition for Gun Control, so what does he make of the magazine? Roland, good morning. Roland Brown: Good morning, David, how are you? David Dowsett: Good thanks, Roland, what are your thoughts on this magazine for junior shooters, is it a bit of a concern for you? Roland Brown: It's a concern for me for a couple of reasons. I want to talk about some of the hunting magazines or shooting magazines generally. I... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

11 June 2008

ABC News, Wide Bay (Bundaberg), Transcript

David Dowsett: A division of the Sporting Shooters' Association of Australia has published The Junior Shooter. The junior shooting magazine to their parent magazine Australia Shooter has resulted in a fair amount of anger from those representing the anti-gun lobby. While the Sporting Shooters' Association says that shooting and hunting are challenging, exciting and also safe disciplines with a wide variety of competitions, the anti-gun voices say teaching a child to... (GunPolicy.org)

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