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Gun Policy News, 25 August 2009

United States

25 August 2009

Florida Today, Editorial

Gun business is booming in Brevard County, where almost 2,700 residents applied for new weapons permits in the first six months of 2009. More than 3,800 new permits have been issued in the past year. And 4,326 Brevard residents applied for new concealed-gun permits from July 1, 2008 to July 31, 2009. The local rush to bear arms — detailed in a FLORIDA TODAY story Friday — reflects a larger trend around the state and nationwide. It's said the spike in gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

25 August 2009

Helena Independent Record (Montana)

A prominent Montana gun-rights group has partnered with a national organization to test federal authority over a new class of firearms: guns manufactured and used solely in the state of Montana. The Montana Shooting Sports Association, headquartered in Missoula, and the Second Amendment Foundation, of Bellevue, Wash., announced Friday they intend to file a federal lawsuit Oct. 1 to prevent federal gun control laws from being enforced in Montana for guns made and used... (GunPolicy.org)

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Philippines

25 August 2009

Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines — Police on Tuesday seized the private yacht allegedly used by a group of gun smugglers to transport a cache of illegal firearms here, police said. Authorities also apprehended the captain of M/Y Mou Man Tai, British national Derek Colin Gordon Nevill, Superintendent James Brillantes of Puerto Galera police said in an interview Tuesday. The private yacht was found along the coast of Bukete Island in the village of San Isidro in the resort town of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

25 August 2009

Times & Transcript (New Brunswick)

FREDERICTON — Canada's controversial gun registry was the country's first scandal at the dawn of the Internet age, says Maryantonett Flumian, who ran the Canadian Firearms Centre for 18 months in the late 1990s. The early Internet allowed average Canadians to express their outrage about the cost and complexity of the gun registry, she said. But it also allowed a small minority to hijack the issue, sometimes using mistruths, said Flumian. "Particularly the anti-fire... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

25 August 2009

Las Vegas Sun (Nevada)

Politicians and a couple of hundred spectators gathered to dedicate the Clark County Shooting Park this morning. Speakers at the dedication included Sens. Harry Reid and John Ensign, Gov. Jim Gibbons, Rep. Shelly Berkley, County Manager Virginia Valentine and Clark County commissioners Tom Collins and Rory Reid. Sen. Reid brandished a family rifle, told of eating his mother's rabbit stew as a child and introduced NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre. LaPierre praised Reid's voting... (GunPolicy.org)

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