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Gun Policy News, 12 November 2009

United States

12 November 2009

Fairfield Weekly (Connecticut)

A 22-year-old thug from Stamford is convicted on Oct. 14 of possessing a "Street Sweeper 12-gauge revolving cylinder shotgun." Five days later, a Bridgeport coke dealer gets time added to his sentence for having a loaded Glock 23. The end of last month saw a career criminal from Hartford charged with carrying a .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol. If you're wondering where the hell these low-lifes are getting all this firepower, you won't find out from Connecticut's... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

12 November 2009

Cleveland Plain Dealer (Ohio) / AP

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The 8th Ohio District Court of Appeals has sided with Cleveland in the city's fight to enforce its local gun ordinances. In a ruling Thursday, the three-judge panel declared that a 2007 state law unconstitutionally restricted the city's powers to regulate firearms. The judges reversed a lower court's decision to uphold the law, which says that only federal and state codes can limit the right to bear arms. The ruling, if it stands, would be a... (GunPolicy.org)

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West Africa,Ghana

12 November 2009

Ghana News Agency

ACCRA — The West Africa Network of Journalists for Security and Development (WANJSD) on Wednesday commended the "Group of Nine ECOWAS Countries," for ratifying the Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), their ammunition and other related materials. Mr Francis Ameyibor, WANJSD Deputy General Secretary, stated in an interview with Ghana News Agency in Accra that considering the proliferation of SALW constituted a major destabilizing factor in West Africa,... (GunPolicy.org)

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