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Gun Policy News, 9 August 2008

Trinidad & Tobago

9 August 2008

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday

Eliminating the sources of illegal guns is the best way to curb the number of gun-related crimes in the country. This was the view expressed yesterday by managing director of the Firearms Training Institute Ltd, Towfeek Ali. At the post-Cabinet news conference at Whitehall on Thursday, National Security Minister Martin Joseph said Government will bring new gun control legislation in an attempt to curb the escalating murder rate. "What obtains now is unacceptable... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

9 August 2008

Philadelphia Inquirer

CeaseFire PA's board of directors expelled fellow member Mary McFate yesterday after giving her a week to refute allegations that she was a paid spy for the National Rifle Association. The gun-control advocacy organization's 16 members voted unanimously, by teleconference and by proxy, to remove McFate, who had been with the organization since its inception in 2002. McFate was identified last week in a Mother Jones article as Mary Lou Sapone, named in a 2005 civil... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

9 August 2008

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — A group advocating stricter gun laws is kicking out a woman who has been accused of being a spy for the National Rifle Association. The CeaseFirePA board of directors voted unanimously Friday to remove fellow board member Mary Lou McFate. The group also is exploring possible legal action against her, though spokesman Joe Grace declined to elaborate. McFate, an unpaid member of the CeaseFirePA board for seven years, is accused of portraying herself as... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

9 August 2008

Philadelphia Daily News / AP

PHILADELPHIA — A new ordinance taking effect Saturday in Philadelphia is intended to crack down on irresponsible gun owners. Citizens who fail to report a lost or stolen firearm within 24 hours can now be fined up to $1,900. Repeat offenders will face another steep fine or 90 days in jail. The strict penalties are part of the Lost or Stolen Firearm Ordinance, one of the three surviving pieces of gun legislation that Mayor Michael Nutter signed into law in April. A... (GunPolicy.org)

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