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Gun Policy News, 10 January 2010


10 January 2010

BBC News

Angolan authorities have arrested two people over a deadly attack on Togo's football team at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament, state media says. Angola's National Radio reported that two suspects were arrested in the northern province of Cabinda - where Togo's team bus was attacked on Friday. Cabinda has seen a low-level insurgency for many years. Two Togolese officials and the Angolan bus driver were killed in Friday's attack and the team has returned home. The... (

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United States

10 January 2010

The Commical Appeal (Tennessee)

1. A Nashville judge has struck down as "unconstitutionally vague" the law passed by the legislature in 2009 allowing people with handgun-carry permits to take guns into places serving alcohol. The bill's sponsors say they will ask the legislature to approve a new version. Do you support or oppose a bill to allow handgun-carry permit holders to take guns into places that serve alcohol? Democrats: Jim Kyle: I strongly oppose it. Even in the Wild West you had to check... (

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United States

10 January 2010

The Wichita Eagle (Kansas), Opinion

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg knows a lot, and what he knows has helped bring him success on many levels. But when it comes to federal firearm laws and the Second Amendment, Bloomberg is either uninformed or intentionally deceptive. In recent weeks, Bloomberg and his organization, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, have used victims of the Fort Hood massacre as political tools to seek repeal of a law known as the Tiahrt amendment. This law protects the privacy rights... (

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United States

10 January 2010

Tennessean (Nashville), Opinion

Recent news reports about an individual carrying a legal but uncommon-looking handgun into Radnor Lake State Park raises questions about whether Tennessee's handgun permit laws need to restrict handgun permit holders from carrying certain handguns based on their appearance. I would oppose such legislation and think most of other legislators who support the Constitution would do likewise. The debate arises, in part, because the individual, while exercising a right... (

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10 January 2010

Jerusalem Post (Israel)

A soldier was shot dead by an intoxicated friend in Kiryat Haim, north of Haifa, on Friday night in what police suspect is a firearms accident. Emergency services were called to an address in Kiryat Haim by a man who told an operator that his friend had been shot. The caller, a security guard under the influence of alcohol, called paramedics and police twice to ensure they were on their way to the address, before fleeing the scene. He then stopped approximately 100... (

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10 January 2010

Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines -- Thirty minutes into Sunday, police officer Dennis Quinto, in civilian clothes, came down the road on a motorcycle with a .45-cal Armscor pistol tucked in his waist. Quinto, a Police Officer 1 belonging to the regional mobile group of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), never got past the police checkpoint in Quezon City. He was the first violator of the nationwide election gun ban and one of a total of 18 people arrested in the... (

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United States

10 January 2010

New York Times

WASHINGTON — The office of Peter Nickles, the District of Columbia's attorney general, is on Pennsylvania Avenue, not far from the White House or the Verizon Center. The proximity of the three locations underlines how law, government, sports and the continuing threat of violence stand shoulder to shoulder in the nation's capital, creating a stark backdrop for Gilbert Arenas's decision to store several guns in a Verizon Center locker room. In doing what he did, where... (

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United States

10 January 2010, Opinion

Last Thursday, the New Jersey Assembly voted unanimously (73-0-3) to approve S3104/A4361. These bills were drafted in response to recommendations put forth by the Firearms Task Force created after the midnight passage of New Jersey's gun rationing law. S3104/A4361 now head to the desk of Governor Jon Corzine (D) for his consideration. While NRA attempted to create a more robust exemption for gun owners, these requests fell upon deaf ears and the bill passed as written... (

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10 January 2010

The Hindu (New Delhi)

In a bid to check proliferation of both legal and illegal weapons, the government has decided to review the law for granting licences to individuals and keep a database of those issued across the country. The Home Ministry says proliferation of arms, whether licensed or illegal, vitiates the law and order situation and holding of sophisticated weapons by conflicting parties directly contributes towards lethality of violent acts. "Therefore, in principle, proliferation... (

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United States

10 January 2010

Christian Science Monitor

In the roll call room of Baltimore's Northwestern District Police Headquarters, a squat building in a neighborhood of liquor stores and crumbling row houses, photos of the city's most wanted suspects flash on a new, flat-screen TV. They are not necessarily drug kingpins or murderers or even dealers. But to Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III, they are top priority in this city with one of the highest homicide rates in the country; a city that residents... (

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