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Gun Policy News, 8 January 2009

United States

8 January 2009

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript (New Hampshire)

NEW IPSWICH — Two men were arrested in their Manchester home Monday afternoon by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and the Manchester Police Department's SWAT team on charges of stealing 73 firearms from a New Ipswich gun dealer. Jason Bond, 21, and Jamie Hyrcuna, 36, both of 599 Union Street in Manchester, were arraigned at the U.S. District Court in Concord, on Tuesday afternoon, where they were charged with conspiracy and theft of firearms from Eric Manna, a... (

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United States

8 January 2009

Agence France Presse

WASHINGTON — Gun sales continue to increase sharply in the aftermath of Barack Obama's presidential election, a trend gun rights lobbies attribute to concerns over a potential new gun ban. "Sales of firearms, in particular handguns and semi-automatic hunting and target rifles, are fast outpacing inventory," National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) president and CEO Stephen Sanetti said in a statement. "It's clear that many people are concerned about possible gun... (

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8 January 2009

El Deber (Bolivia)

[Translated summary: Bolivia's first-ever national gun law will regulate the import, export, transfer, manufacture, transport, sale, ownership, carrying, storage and destruction of guns and ammunition]. La Ley de Armas, que fue aprobada el miércoles pasado por la Cámara de Diputados, sanciona el tráfico ilegal de armas con una pena de cinco a 15 años de cárcel y también castiga la tenencia, portación y el uso de material bélico al margen de las normas... (

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