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Gun Policy News, 30 January 2010

United States

30 January 2010

Associated Press

PHOENIX — Arizona's permissive gun laws gained national attention last year when a man openly carried an AR-15 rifle to a protest outside a speech by President Obama. Now, gun rights advocates are hoping for even fewer restrictions on where they can have a firearm. Among their top goals is to make Arizona the third state where it is legal to carry a concealed weapon without a permit. Bills in the House and the Senate would also eliminate background checks and... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

30 January 2010

Chicago Tribune

From behind the wheel of his hulking GMC Suburban, 76-year-old Otis McDonald leads a crime-themed tour of his Morgan Park neighborhood. He points to the yellow brick bungalow he says is a haven for drug dealers. Down the street is the alley where five years ago he saw a teenager pull out a gun and take aim at a passing car. Around the corner, he gestures to the weed-bitten roadside where three thugs once threatened his life. "I know every day that I come out in the... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

30 January 2010

Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - A 70-year-old woman shot and killed her former daughter-in-law in the parking lot of the preschool where the young teacher worked, Utah police said Saturday. Mary Nance Hanson is accused of firing multiple shots into the car of Tetyana Nikitina, 34, as she prepared to leave Friday from the Salt Lake Community Action Program Head Start school. Police said the suspect called 911 and was waiting at the scene when officers arrived. When asked why... (GunPolicy.org)

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Netherlands Antilles

30 January 2010

Daily Herald (St Maarten)

CUL DE SAC -- Police held nine teens and seized a revolver after a gang clash in Cul de Sac that led to a shooting from a school bus Friday afternoon. A gang from the district allegedly attacked the school bus near Cake House bakery and supermarket. A passenger retaliated, firing at least one gunshot from the bus window, police said. Witnesses remember hearing two gunshots. One didn't come from the bus. A stray bullet struck a car's windshield and lodged in its... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

30 January 2010

Associated Press

APPOMATTOX, Virginia - It wasn't unusual for security guard Christopher Speight to build a shooting range on his sprawling property in this rural part of Virginia. And it wasn't out of the ordinary for him to amass a small arsenal of weapons -- from a 9 mm pistol to military-style assault rifles. His daily target practice sessions, which sometimes spilled into the night, didn't concern his neighbors. This is gun country, where firearms are a part of the culture and in... (GunPolicy.org)

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