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Gun Policy News, 8 November 2009

Canada

8 November 2009

Toronto Star (Ontario), Editorial

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's law-and-order Conservatives have no valid reason to kill off Canada's rifle and shotgun registry, beyond pandering to their rural constituencies. So they've resorted to playing up the cost of the so-called "long gun" database and denying its usefulness, trying to cast it in the worst possible light. And sadly, with support from a handful of spineless New Democrats and Liberals, the Harper government nudged forward a private member's bill... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

8 November 2009

New Nation (Dhaka), Editorial

The president of the female wing of the Kushtia District Awami League was arrested along with some others by the police the other day with firearms including one AK-47 rifle. There have been noted some other arrests of females on charges of possession of unauthorised arms. The seizure of unauthorised arms is nothing very surprising. For the last two decades, the numbers of unauthorised arms being either produced in local clandestine workshops or smuggled from across... (GunPolicy.org)

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India

8 November 2009

Times Of India / TNN

NEW DELHI — Just the other day, Himanshu Sharma had an argument with a petrol pump manager and was shot at by the guard. On September 29, two Delhi residents were shot at in Faridabad when they had gone to a restaurant for dinner and had an altercation over parking. There is suddenly an alarming rise in the use of fire-arms in the city. Guns are being pulled out on the slightest provocation — as TOI reported recently, a young man whipped out a gun to clear a traffic... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

8 November 2009

Tampa Tribune (Florida)

A father helping his 32-year-old daughter clean a pistol after target shooting accidently fired the weapon and killed her Saturday afternoon. Melissa Kupferberg, an investigator with the U.S. Public Defenders Office, died at a hospital after being shot in the upper body, the Tampa Police Department said. Police believe the shooting was an accident. Kupferberg and her father, Stephen Kupferberg, 65, who was visiting from Maryland, were target shooting at a local range... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

8 November 2009

New York Times

KILLEEN, Texas — It was still dark on Thursday when Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan left his aging apartment complex to attend 6 a.m. prayers at the brick mosque near Fort Hood. Afterward, he said goodbye to his friends there and asked forgiveness from one man for any past offenses. "I'm going traveling," he told a fellow worshiper, giving him a hug."I won't be here tomorrow." Six hours later, Major Hasan walked into a processing center at Fort Hood where soldiers get... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

8 November 2009

New York Times

On some level, all stories of successful brands resemble one another: the competitors in some category of good or service seem interchangeable until one of them, often a newcomer, dreams up some way of standing out from the crowd. O.K., maybe it's not always that simple, but differentiating one choice partly by way of advertising, packaging and other image-enhancing strategies has long been a way of persuading shoppers to reconsider what they had previously seen as a... (GunPolicy.org)

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