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Gun Policy News, 8 August 2008

United Kingdom

8 August 2008

Evening Times (Scotland)

Calls for the immediate resignation of a senior Glasgow councillor were growing today after the Evening Times revealed he had fired a deadly AK-47 assault rifle. We told yesterday how SNP councillor Jahangir Hanif was seen shooting the powerful weapon on a video during a family trip to Pakistan and had also encouraged his children to fire the gun. Last night the nationalists suspended Mr Hanif from the party and issued an apology from him for his actions. But... (

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United States

8 August 2008

Mother Jones (USA) / MoJo Blog, Blog

Is Sean McFate the first casualty of Gun-gate? Sean McFate is the son of Mary Lou Sapone (a.k.a. Mary McFate), the NRA-connected private spy who infiltrated the gun control movement for about 15 years. Her tale was first disclosed by Mother Jones last week. That article noted that Sean, a Brown- and Harvard-educated paratrooper, and his wife, Montgomery McFate, a controversial Pentagon adviser, had once both worked for Mary Lou Sapone's business, which specialized,... (

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