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Gun Policy News, 7 January 2010

United States

7 January 2010

Sports Illustrated, Opinion

Former NBA star Karl Malone is an avid hunter who publicly declared his advocacy of the right to bear arms by becoming a spokesman for the National Rifle Association. SI.com asked Malone for his thoughts on the situation involving three-time All-Star Gilbert Arenas, who acknowledged Monday that he stored unloaded guns at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., and said he displayed them in front of Wizards teammate as "a misguided effort to play a joke." The report... (GunPolicy.org)

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Vietnam,Yemen,United States

7 January 2010

Associated Press

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - A Virginia company run by a would-be arms merchant pleaded guilty Thursday to trying to sell guns, night vision goggles and other military equipment to people in Yemen, Libya and other foreign countries. Ioannis "John" Papathanassiou, 51, of Vienna, Va., entered the guilty plea on behalf of his company, Taipan Enterprises Ltd., at a hearing Thursday in U.S. District Court, admitting that his company sought to broker arms deals without a... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

7 January 2010

Associated Press

Belfast, Maine - A woman who shot her white supremacist husband while he slept — leading to the discovery of Nazi memorabilia, an arsenal of weapons and bomb-making materials in their home — won't have to go to prison for killing the man she said subjected her and their daughter to years of extreme abuse. Amber Cummings, 32, was allowed to go free Thursday after being handed a suspended sentence in the death of James Cummings at their house in Belfast. Cummings... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

7 January 2010

My San Antonio, Editorial

The news that someone on the U.S. government's terrorist watch list could buy a one-way ticket with cash and board a U.S.-bound aircraft with hidden explosives came as a shock to many Americans. Here's something equally shocking: Lawful residents of the U.S. who are on the watch list are permitted to buy or possess firearms under federal gun control laws. Felons can't legally buy guns. Neither can the mentally ill or nine other classes of individuals who are... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

7 January 2010

Washington Post

National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern suspended Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas indefinitely without pay Wednesday, saying a gun incident in the Wizards' locker room last month and Arenas's behavior since had led him to conclude "that he is not currently fit to take the court in an NBA game." Stern's action, announced in a scathing statement issued from his office in New York, cast into doubt the future career of one of Washington's most... (GunPolicy.org)

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India

7 January 2010

The Telegraph (Calcutta)

Malda, Jan. 7: The left jaw of a 12-year-old was blown off today when a pipe gun with which a cousin of his was playing went off in a Kaliachak village this morning. Police said the injured boy, Harun Sheikh, was admitted to the district hospital here and later referred to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri. Doctors attending to him said the boy's left jaw and two teeth were blown off and the face suffered a ghastly injury. The child who was playing... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

7 January 2010

New York Times

A factory worker who was suing his employer opened fire Thursday morning at an electrical equipment plant in North St. Louis, killing three co-workers before apparently taking his own life, St. Louis fire and police officials said. Five other people were injured. Armed with an assault rifle, a shotgun and a handgun, the man began his shooting spree in the parking lot and continued inside the ABB Power plant, officials said. . Four men were pronounced dead at the... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

7 January 2010

Indianapolis Star (Indiana), Editorial

The notion that a new public safety director from the East Coast has come here to disarm law-abiding Indianapolis residents certainly comes as news to Mayor Greg Ballard, who appointed him. The same reaction would appear to characterize the City-County Council, which is scheduled to vote Feb. 1 on whether to confirm Frank Straub. So far so good for common sense. But common sense always is under fire when absolutist opponents of gun control detect what they perceive to... (GunPolicy.org)

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