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Gun Policy News, 29 October 2009


29 October 2009

Presse Canadienne

[Translated Summary: A Conservative Party advertising campaign is targeting opposition MPs in an attempt to get them to vote for a bill to repeal the long gun registry. The minority Conservative government is nine votes short of the required majority in the House of Commons. Opposition MPs supportive of the Bill feel insulted by the ads and some are reconsidering their support for the government's initiative. The Coalition for Gun Control and the Quebec Public Health... (

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United States

29 October 2009

Kansas City Infozine (Missouri)

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Guatamalan national pleaded guilty in federal court today to illegally possessing firearms that he purchased at a local gun show and intended to sell to an intermediary who would deliver them to Mexico. Mynor Guerra, 25, a citizen of Guatamala who was residing in Overland Park, Kan., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner this morning to being an... (

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Papua New Guinea,Philippines

29 October 2009

National (Port Moresby)

Confusion surrounds the ownership and importation of an assortment of deadly weapons that were confiscated by Customs officials from a man coming from the Philippines on an Air Niugini flight into Port Moresby. On Sunday at 5am, Customs officers seized four high-powered Colt assault rifles and a semi-automatic Glock 9mm pistol from the man after he disembarked PX011. Customs officials believed the import and luggage declaration documents held by the man were not in... (

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South Africa

29 October 2009

Independent (Dhaka)

On Sunday 25 October 2009 at a political rally in Limpopo province, South African President Jacob Zuma publicly raised concerns about the number of firearms in the hands of private citizens. In a move that is sure to anger the pro-gun lobby, Zuma suggested that a review of legislation governing firearm ownership was necessary in light of the country's crime challenges and the number of legally owned firearms stolen from citizens. President Zuma's comments were made in... (

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