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Gun Policy News, 13 November 2008

United States

13 November 2008

Great Falls Tribune (Montana), Opinion

During my nine terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, I had a 100 percent voting record with the National Rifle Association. Not once did I vote for gun control; not for the Brady Bill, nor ammunition registration, not for the assault weapons ban, nor any of the other futile attempts to fight crime by simply putting people's name on a list. The NRA endorsed me in each of my election campaigns. For a time following my first election, I was a bit of an NRA poster... (

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United States

13 November 2008

WEHT-TV News (Indiana)

EVANSVILLE — The Feds search an Evansville eastside pawn shop and NEWS 25 is there as they take away drugs, guns, and the owner. We broke the story and we have new information on why agents were there. Wednesday night, the owner of Pawn Unlimited near Weinbach and Covert, sits in the Vanderburgh County Jail charged with meth and marijuana possession. It's his second run-in with the law in a month and we found, more charges could be coming. Pawn Unlimited is the... (

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13 November 2008

Joy Online / Daily Graphic (Ghana)

A security and small arms expert, Mr Emmanuel Sowatey, has cautioned that reports that some people, particularly the youth, are being armed to foment trouble during the December 7 elections pose a serious threat to the peace and security in the country. He has, therefore, called on the police and the other security agencies to act decisively to deal with the situation, while calling on the general public to report any person involved in illegal arms dealing. "In... (

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United States

13 November 2008

Slate (USA)

Firearms scare almost everybody. But no demographic gets more wiggy about handguns, shotguns, and rifles than journalists. Ever since the Washington Post ("Gun Sales Thriving in Uncertain Times," Oct. 27) put the idea into circulation that the election and economic turmoil were spurring an increase in gun and ammo sales, a score of other news outlets have published their takes on the topic. The Salt Lake Tribune got there on Nov. 6 ("Election Triggers Upsurge in... (

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United States

13 November 2008

Philadelphia Inquirer / AP

A lawyer for the National Rifle Association told a state appeals court yesterday that Philadelphia has no authority to implement an assault-weapons ban because such a measure deals with constitutional rights. The NRA is challenging a series of gun-control measures that City Council passed in an effort to combat gun violence. Mayor Nutter signed the bills even though the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has previously upheld the state's exclusive right to enact gun laws.... (

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United States

13 November 2008

Press-Enterprise (California) / Scripps-Howard News Service

Gun dealers in California say business is booming out of fear for the future of gun ownership since voters elected Barack Obama president and gave Democrats a solid majority in Congress. "We probably sold more guns last week than the entire month of October," said Jerry Wehunt of JW Guns & Accessories in Riverside, Calif. California Department of Justice employees in Sacramento are working overtime and weekends to handle the influx of requests for state-required... (

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Samoa,American Samoa

13 November 2008

Samoa News (Pago Pago)

Police investigator John Cendroswki testified yesterday in Apia before the Samoa government's Commission of Inquiry into the alleged smuggling of firearms from American Samoa to Samoa. What the five-member Commission decides over the next several days will determine if the Commissioner of Police, Papali'I Lorenese Neru, is guilty or not guilty of anything illegal in the way the guns were brought into the country, reports Samoalive. The legality or illegality of guns... (

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