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Gun Policy News, 21 August 2008

United States

21 August 2008

Dallas Morning News (Texas), Editorial

Don't mess with teachers in the tiny Texas town of Harrold. They may be packing heat. An ill-conceived policy adopted by this community's school district allows teachers to carry their concealed firearms in the classroom. Handguns and kids — what could possibly go wrong? While Texans certainly are within their rights to carry licensed weapons nearly everywhere, schools are among the few safe havens where guns simply have no place. Harrold's superintendent has... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

21 August 2008

City Journal (USA) Summer, 2008;18:3

It was late March 2006, and Governor Jon Corzine was frustrated. Within 48 hours, there had been seven separate shootings in Trenton, the state's capital and home to 85,000 people, including several thousand gang members. In one of several shootouts between warring gangs, a stray .45 caliber round had blown seven-year-old Tajahnique Lee off her bicycle and ripped through her jaw. Tajahnique was alive, but photos of her angelic young face blanketed newspapers and TV... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

21 August 2008

New York Daily News

The city has reached a tentative settlement with a Virginia gun shop — the last of the 27 dealers it sued for selling firearms to straw buyers. Bob Moates' Sport Shop agreed to make changes in its sales practices but will not be subject to surveillance and monitoring by a special master like the other gun retailers that settled, city attorney Ari Biernoff said Thursday. The federal case accused firearms dealers in Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

21 August 2008

Milford Times (Michigan)

A Highland couple faces felony gun charges after the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives last Thursday morning raided the Gun Barn store in Highland Township. With assistance from Michigan State Police troopers and the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, ATF agents from the Flint Field Office arrested Gabriel Kish III and Deborah Summers Aug. 14 and confiscated 612 guns from the Highland store on M-59, just west of Duck Lake Road. Agents spent... (GunPolicy.org)

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Philippines

21 August 2008

Manila Standard

Recent attacks by Moro rebels have driven up the prices of firearms in Mindanao, a lawmaker from the region said yesterday. "There is now a strong demand for firearms in several parts of Mindanao and the prices have gone up 1,000 percent," Agusan del Sur Rep. Rodolfo Plaza said. Moneyed civilians near areas that had come under attack were buying up guns to protect themselves, Plaza said. "They don't want what happened in Lanao del Norte to happen to them," Plaza... (GunPolicy.org)

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Brazil

21 August 2008

Folha de São Paulo

[Translated summary: Brazil begins a new gun registration drive, convincing citizens either to register their guns, or to hand them over in a new buy-back campaign]. O governo lançou nesta quinta-feira uma nova edição da campanha para o registro nacional de armas de fogo. Coordenada pelo Ministério da Justiça, a campanha tem como objetivo incentivar os brasileiros a registrar ou entregar voluntariamente suas armas para reduzir as mortes no país. A partir de... (GunPolicy.org)

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