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Gun Policy News, 18 October 2009

United States

18 October 2009

United Press International

NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia — Most Virginians say they want required criminal background checks on those who buy guns from unlicensed dealers, a survey found. The survey, conducted by the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, also found a majority said they prefer a ban on concealed weapons in restaurants serving alcohol, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported Sunday. The survey showed 80 percent of those likely to... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

18 October 2009

Virginian-Pilot (Virginia)

Most Virginians say they want to close the so-called gun-show "loophole" that permits some gun sales without criminal background checks and they dislike the notion of someone carrying a concealed firearm into a restaurant that serves alcohol, according to a new poll. The survey, conducted by Christopher Newport University's Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy, found that eight of every 10 likely voters interviewed wanted to change a state law that allows someone... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

18 October 2009

United Press International

WASHINGTON — As the U.S. Supreme Court makes its stately way into the new term, a case over the horizon promises to hit the 20,000 gun control laws in this country with the impact of a 9mm round. The prep work came last year in District of Columbia vs. Heller. A narrow 5-4 majority struck down the gun control law in the nation's capital, and for the moment settled an argument over just what the Second Amendment to the Constitution, part of the Bill of Rights,... (GunPolicy.org)

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