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Gun Policy News, 31 January 2010

United States

31 January 2010

Washington Post, Editorial

There were dozens of witnesses on Nov. 13 when a Fairfax County police officer shot an unarmed, mentally ill driver, David A. Masters, in broad daylight amid heavy traffic in the Huntington area. But none of the witnesses -- not the other drivers nearby, nor any bystanders, nor two other police officers who had approached the man's vehicle -- saw what the shooting officer says that he saw, which was Mr. Masters reaching for what the officer feared was a weapon. That,... (

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United States

31 January 2010

Associated Press

LOS BANOS, California - One California hunting dog apparently takes the term a bit too literally. Authorities say a central California hunter was wounded when his own dog accidentally sent a bullet into his back. The 53-year-old man was treated at Los Banos Memorial Hospital and released after a few hours. The Merced County Sheriff's Department says the man and a partner had been hunting near Highway 152 in the Los Banos area Saturday. The man set down his shotgun to... (

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