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Gun Policy News, 19 November 2009

United Kingdom

19 November 2009

Press Association (UK)

Almost two out of three women caught with firearms in London are not prosecuted, according to police figures. The Metropolitan Police said 88 out of 140 women caught carrying a weapon were given cautions in the year 2008/09. Of the remaining criminal suspects, 47 were charged and five were handed youth reprimands. The figures emerged after the force's anti-shooting Trident unit launched a campaign warning wives and girlfriends of gangsters not to carry their... (

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United States

19 November 2009

Roanoke Times (Virginia)

There have been nearly 400 serious hunting-related accidents in Virginia since 1998, but Jessica Goode's death Wednesday was unusual. Victims are rarely nonhunters. Of 39 firearms-related hunting fatalities in Virginia since 1998, none involved a nonhunter, according to Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries spokeswoman Julia Dixon. But the circumstances of Wednesday's shooting, in which authorities say Jason David Cloutier of Ferrum mistook Goode and... (

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United States

19 November 2009

CBS News (USA) / Taking Liberties, Blog

A federal appeals court has overturned the conviction of a Wisconsin man barred from owning firearms because of his criminal record, ruling the lifetime prohibition may violate Americans' Second Amendment rights and calling into question the future of a 13-year old gun control law. In a 3-0 decision on Wednesday, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a trial judge to take a second look at the evidence that a 1996 federal law prohibiting anyone convicted of a... (

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19 November 2009

Brisbane Times (Queensland)

Two men have been charged and eight handguns seized following raids at two addresses near Warwick. Organised crime detectives found six handguns and a quantity of cannabis at an address in Gladfield, near Warwick, yesterday afternoon. A search of a second address in Rosenthal Heights uncovered a further two handguns. Weapons seized include a 357 Magnum handgun, a Glock 17 handgun, two Smith and Wesson revolvers and four Browning 9mm revolvers. A 52-year-old man... (

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United States

19 November 2009

Oregonian (Portland)

A Medford high school teacher has lost another round in her bid to carry a concealed handgun to work. The Oregon Court of Appeals concluded this week that a Jackson County trial court was correct to allow the Medford School District to forbid Shirley Katz from carrying her weapon to South Medford High. Katz, who has a permit to carry a concealed firearm, sued the Medford School District for its policy forbidding employees from carrying guns on campus. She argued... (

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