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Gun Policy News, 19 June 2008


19 June 2008

Crikey (Australia), Web Page

The Iemma Government has put the future of its power privatisation legislation into the hands of its political enemies in the Coalition, and now it is doing dirty deals with the Shooters Party to scrounge the redneck vote. In the NSW Legislative Council today, Shooters MPs Roy Smith and Robert Jones will be pushing their Firearms Amendment Bill which amends the Firearms Act 1996 brought in following Martin Bryant's massacre at Port Arthur. The government helped the... (

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United States

19 June 2008

New York Times

WASHINGTON — More than 30,000 firearms are unaccounted for in gun dealers' inventories nationwide, according to a new study by a gun control group. Further, the group, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, says its finding most likely undercounts the missing firearms, since the data used, from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, are drawn from the compliance inspections that were conducted at gun dealerships in the 2007 fiscal year. Just... (

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United States

19 June 2008

New York Sun

If gun enthusiasts are victorious this month when the Supreme Court declares what rights exist under the Second Amendment, their next target may be New York City's strict gun control laws. The federal high court may issue its historic decision on gun rights as early as today, and certainly by no later than month's end. Obtaining a gun license in New York City is now a lengthy and costly endeavor. In the span of a decade, a New Yorker with a licensed handgun at home... (

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United States

19 June 2008

Roanoke Times (Virginia)

PEARISBURG — No one was supposed to know John Billos had a Browning M2 .50-caliber semi-automatic stored in his workshop, so when the 85-pound, $9,000 weapon and 11 boxes of its bullets went missing, he panicked. But after more than three months of worrying and searching, the Giles County Sheriff's Office recovered the gun June 5 in Princeton, W.Va. They have warrants charging a Narrows man with stealing it. Now they have to find him. Investigators say they think... (

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19 June 2008

National (Abu Dhabi)

SANA'A — The ministry of interior announced this week that it has closed 124 shops across the country that were selling firearms, arrested 188 weapons dealers and seized vehicles carrying weapons for al Houthi rebels. The closures and arrests came as the government stepped up a campaign it launched in Aug 2007 to close shops selling guns and reduce the number of firearms on the country's streets. "We have closed these shops and will continue to do so for security... (

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United States

19 June 2008

Wausau Daily Herald (Wisconsin)

A 58-year-old Plover man is in custody after police recovered firearms, ammunition and improvised explosive devices from two homes in Portage County. The man, whose name is being withheld by police, was arrested without incident about 5 p.m. Tuesday in the 1500 block of Airline Road. He is being held in the Portage County Jail awaiting numerous charges, including possible federal charges. He will make a bond appearance today, and District Attorney Tom Eagon said his... (

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