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Gun Policy News, 4 January 2010

United States

4 January 2010

Associated Press

LAS VEGAS - A gunman who opened fire with a shotgun at a federal building Monday, killing a court security guard and wounding a U.S. marshal before he was shot to death, was upset over losing a lawsuit over his Social Security benefits, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. The two officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case, said 66-year-old Johnny Lee Wicks opened fire with a shotgun at a security... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

4 January 2010

Washington Post, Opinion

The Second Amendment faces a decisive year in 2010. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has called for new semi-automatic gun bans - despite their decade-long record of fraud and failure, and despite his own Justice Department's failure to fully or even half-heartedly prosecute federal firearm felonies. Mr. Holder and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have demonstrated their willingness to use cooked statistics to blame Mexico's violent drug war on Americans and their... (GunPolicy.org)

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Iraq

4 January 2010

Associated Press

BAGHDAD,Iraq - The Iraqi prime minister vowed Monday to seek punishment for the Blackwater guards accused of killing 17 people at a busy Baghdad intersection after U.S. courts dropped the case in a decision that outraged many Iraqis. Nouri al-Maliki's comments were his first public reaction since a U.S. judge threw out the case against the five Blackwater guards last week. The guards were accused of an unprovoked attack that left 17 dead. The killings inflamed... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

4 January 2010

Associated Press

Not only have David Stern's pleas to leave the guns at home been ignored, one player even brought his to work. The commissioner could hand Gilbert Arenas a severe punishment whenever he decides to take action, but it seems clear Stern can't convince NBA players not to carry firearms. As far as they're concerned, players have the right — and maybe even the need — to own weapons, as long as they're doing it legally. "We're grown men. We protect our families. We... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

4 January 2010

Associated Press

WASHINGTON,USA - Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas says he took unloaded guns from his locker in a "misguided effort to play a joke" on a teammate. Arenas released a written statement Monday after meeting with law enforcement officials. And Arenas' lawyer says the player voluntarily met with prosecutors and detectives and answered every question during a two-hour interview. In his statement, Arenas repeated his earlier assertion that he brought four guns to the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Serbia

4 January 2010

Balkans.com (Belgrade)

Serbia has become the largest exporter of arms and military equipment in southeastern Europe, Defense Minister Dragan Sutanovac said. "In 2009, the Serbian military industry exported arms and equipment worth 300 million euros. I hope at the end of 2010 we can say that we earned a billion euros just by exporting military equipment," Sutanovac told International Radio Serbia in a recent interview. "Besides the fact that we export arms and military equipment, the... (GunPolicy.org)

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