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Gun Policy News, 15 January 2009

United States

15 January 2009

Fulton County News (Pennsylvania)

Four McConnellsburg residents were taken into custody over the weekend by special agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for their alleged connection to a break-in at a gun store last week in nearby Franklin County. Eighteen year-olds Loren Stains and Jeremy Davis were arrested at a home along East Market Street in McConnellsburg Borough Saturday at 3 p.m. by ATF agents and Pennsylvania State Police troopers. Hours later 19-year-old... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

15 January 2009

Morning Sentinel (Maine)

INDUSTRY, Maine — A convicted felon was in jail Wednesday for allegedly selling firearms at a small ammunition business on a back road in Industry. For years, Kyle J. Walton, 63, formerly known as Carroll Walton, has been quietly operating D & C Ammo at his home at 12 Plouffe Road off of New Sharon Road, police say. He specialized in hard-to-find ammunition for unusual weapons such as black-powder handguns, police said. But when officers from the Franklin County... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

15 January 2009

CNN / Political Ticker, Blog

WASHINGTON — Attorney General-designate Eric Holder conceded during his confirmation hearing Thursday that the government's options for regulating the possession of firearms have been narrowed in the wake of the Supreme Court's 2008 ruling that the Second Amendment ensures an individual right to bear arms. "Reasonable restrictions are still possible," Holder said, including measures such as a ban on the sale of what are called "cop-killer" bullets. But, he granted,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Russia

15 January 2009

Georgian Daily (New York)

NEW YORK — Frightened by the instability the current economic crisis is creating and by the possibility that the powers that be may lose control of the situation, Russians are choosing to arm themselves in unprecedented numbers, with more than one Russian in ten — some 13 million people — across the country now having a lethal weapon in their possession. Those figures, which are included in the "Small Arms Survey-2007" that was prepared by the Geneva Graduate... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

15 January 2009

Indianapolis Star (Indiana), Editorial

It's understandable that the deadly shooting rampages that erupted at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois universities in recent years would trigger thoughts of armed students taking out the perpetrators. Those are wishful thoughts for many reasons; but that hasn't stopped gun rights advocates across the nation, including Indiana state Sen. Johnny Nugent, from promoting abolition of the general ban on gun-packing on campus by non-security personnel. Nugent says Senate... (GunPolicy.org)

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United Nations,India

15 January 2009

Center for Defense Information, Web Page

At 9 pm on 26 November 2008, gunmen began a series of coordinated attacks in the city of Mumbai, India, which terrorized the city and captivated the world. Using only small arms and grenades, roughly two dozen operatives from Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), a Kashmir- based militant group, attacked Mumbai, paralyzing the financial and cultural center of India for 62 hours. In the end, nearly 200 were killed and 350 wounded. While much of the international community has focused... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

15 January 2009

Cass County Democrat Missourian

HARRISONVILLE, Missouri — At approximately 11 p.m. Jan. 12, three men burglarized Gunslinger Firearms at 2110 Royal Road in Harrisonville and made off with a substantial number of firearms. During an early morning telephone interview, store manager Tom Chambers said 26 guns were stolen. Of the 26, Chambers said six weapons were AR-15 semi-automatic rifles. The value of the stolen guns, Chambers said, is $30,000. In a press release from the Harrisonville Police... (GunPolicy.org)

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China

15 January 2009

China Daily

Chongqing has become a passageway for illegal firearms trafficking through which guns can spread throughout the southwest or even the entire country unless action is taken, a senior police officer said. Deputy director of the Chongqing criminal police squad Wu Lixun told the Chongqing Times yesterday his team had learned online and inter-provincial gun trading were on the rise. The weapons included standard, knockoff and homemade firearms, Wu said. Wu was site... (GunPolicy.org)

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