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Gun Policy News, 31 January 2009


31 January 2009

Times of India

KOLKATA — Ashok Mondal, one of the kingpins of the arms smuggling racket that was busted in Malda on Saturday, had delivered a huge cache of arms to a Trinamool Congress leader in East Midnapore over the past two years, CID sources said on Friday. On Thursday night, CID officers raided two homes of Trinamool panchayat pradhan Nanda Dulal Maity, but he managed to evade them. There was no trace of any arms or ammunition, too. Since 1996, said CID sources, Mondal and... (

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31 January 2009

Vancouver Sun (British Columbia)

Solicitor-General John van Dongen promised Friday his ministry will take a look at "prop master" stores that supply firearms for B.C.'s movie industry, as they may be a conduit for illegal or restricted firearms. "While we have a vibrant movie industry in this province, which we welcome, police consider the 63 licences [for prop stores] in B.C. compared to only 16 in Ontario to be excessive and I agree with them," van Dongen said. While statistics show that B.C.'s... (

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United States

31 January 2009

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Georgia)

On the morning after the presidential inauguration, Sean Ely was in Cobb County Probate Court to apply for his first concealed weapons permit. The Acworth builder had read that it might become harder to get a permit during the Obama administration. "I figured I'd get it while I can," Ely said. Adrian Brown, an EMT student from Austell, was at the court office minutes later to do the same thing but for a different reason. "I want to protect my family," said Brown,... (

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United States

31 January 2009

Philadelphia Daily News

Brian Hinkle, who reportedly kept a massive arsenal of guns and ammunition on his property before police staged a raid there this week, was back at his Gloucester County home yesterday morning. Walking with his auburn-colored retriever around the trailers and piles of clutter that dot his land on Rosemont Avenue in Franklin Township, a subdued Hinkle said he did not want to talk. As a whirring helicopter passed overhead, the former Vineland, N.J., police officer cast... (

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United States

31 January 2009

WWTI-TV News (New York)

WATERTOWN, New York — A Cape Vincent man is being held without bail after being arraigned for the alleged murder of an EMS volunteer who was responding to his residence. Christopher G. Burke, 25, was arraigned in Cape Vincent Court on 2nd degree murder and weapons charges late Saturday morning. State Police investigators say Burke shot and killed Cape Vincent EMS volunteer Mark Davis at his 114 South Esseltyne residence late Friday evening. Davis and other EMS... (

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