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Gun Policy News, 30 November 2009


30 November 2009

Philippine Daily Inquirer (Southern Luzon)

LUCENA CITY, Quezon, Philippines — Legitimate and qualified journalists should be allowed by the government to carry firearms in the forthcoming election season, Quezon Representative Danilo Suarez (3rd District-Lakas) said. In an interview in Unisan town Sunday afternoon, the lawmaker and known ally of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared his strong support for the proposal to allow media men, especially those with threats against their lives, to carry... (

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New Zealand

30 November 2009

Defense News (USA), Web page

WELLINGTON — There is an antique aspect to New Zealand's tiny Ordnance Developments Ltd. (ODL), including machinery far older than those who operate it. However, ODL's status in the world of small-arms ammunition makers belies its small size. "We're probably in the top five in the world in terms of our capability, which is rather extensive," said John Quigley, ODL's marketing manager. The company manufactures ammunition ranging from 5.56mm to 9mm cartridges, as... (

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United States

30 November 2009

Associated Press

SEATTLE — Using search dogs and going door to door, hundreds of police intensified the hunt Monday for the man wanted in the coffeehouse killings of four officers after a SWAT team came up empty-handed in a raid on a house where he was thought to be holed up. The realization that the suspect had not been cornered after all further rattled people in the Seattle area, many of them unnerved by the thought of a mentally unstable killer in their midst. Police canvassed... (

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United Kingdom,Scotland

30 November 2009

Sunday Mail (Scotland)

MSPs will be given the power to ban deadly airguns, we can reveal today. Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy has secured an agreement to transfer authority over the weapons from Westminster to Edinburgh. It means a ban — which has all-party support at Holyrood — is now almost certain. The deal is a massive victory for the parents of tragic toddler Andrew Morton. Sharon and Andy Morton have campaigned relentlessly for the ban since Andrew, two, was gunned down four... (

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30 November 2009

Sunday News (Zimbabwe)

Police in Harare have arrested four suspects in connection with the theft of 21 firearms at the Zimbabwe National Army's Pomona Barracks last month. One of the suspects was last Friday sentenced to 15 years imprisonment while all the firearms — 20 AK-47 rifles and a shotgun — were recovered at their respective homes in the city. Police spokesman Chief Superintendent Oliver Mandipaka confirmed the developments yesterday. He said three of the suspects who are ZNA... (

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United States

30 November 2009

CBS News (USA) / Taking Liberties, Blog

The U.S. Supreme Court has set a date to hear the landmark civil liberties case that will determine whether the Second Amendment prohibits state and local governments from enacting stiff anti-gun laws. Oral arguments in the lawsuit, McDonald v. City of Chicago, will be held on the morning of March 2, 2010. A decision is expected by late June or early July. It's also worth noting the amicus briefs that have been filed in the last week or so in support of the Second... (

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30 November 2009

Radio Jamaica, Transcript

There is a strong police/military presence in the volatile Canterbury community in St. James, which was the scene of several gun battles on Sunday. The series of incidents began unfolding just before when a group of men chased a construction worker along King Street into a gully and shot him several times. The men tried to escape in a waiting car but crashed into a wall when they were intercepted by the police. They ran into bushes but the police gave chase and... (

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30 November 2009

Hungary Around the Clock (Budapest)

A court of the city of Pecs (S Hungary) has ordered the pre-trial detention of the young man who shot four people, killing one of them, at Pecs University earlier this week, Judge Istvan Hajdu told the press on Saturday. The 23-year-old pharmacology student gave himself up shortly after firing shots at his classmates, a lab worker and a cleaning woman in the biophysics research centre of the university just before noon on Thursday. His motivation is still unknown. The... (

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