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Gun Policy News, 1 April 2010

South Africa

1 April 2010

Cape Argus (Cape Town)

A De Doorns woman has shot dead her two teenage daughters in their beds before lying down between them and turning the gun on herself. The drama unfolded in the Winelands town on Wednesday, when station commander Lieutenant-Colonel Desmond van der Westhuizen rushed to the family's home after he was tipped off by a staffer about potential trouble at the house. He raced to the house in Voortrekker Road, where he found the house locked. He smashed a window, clambered... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

1 April 2010

Western Producer (Canada)

Public hearings on legislation to abolish the long gun registry will be held in May and by early June, it could be sent to the House of Commons to await a final vote. Now, anti-registry activists are worried that opposition MPs who favour keeping the registry will dominate the committee studying it and will try to gut it. They are organizing a national lobby to try to convince Liberal and New Democratic parties to appoint MPs to the public safety committee who voted... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sudan

1 April 2010

BBC News

The Sudanese elections due on 11-13 April hang in the balance, after the candidate from the south's main party withdrew from the presidential contest, citing fears of fraud and a lack of security. South Sudan is trying to recover from the effects of 21 years of conflict with the north The attackers struck the South Sudanese village of Weyr Nol from the east, just as the sun was rising. For Yar Chan Thuc and her children there was no warning, no chance to... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

1 April 2010

Associated Press

AMHERST, New York - Investigators in Buffalo, N.Y., are awaiting toxicology test results that might give them clues as to why a school teacher walked into a stranger's home, where he was shot dead by a homeowner who thought he was being burglarized. David Park was killed around 1 a.m. Sunday in the suburb of Amherst, near where he was attending a party for a pregnant friend. Thomas Burton, the homeowner's attorney, says his client repeatedly told Park to leave and... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

1 April 2010

Kearney Courier (Missouri)

Jim Thomas calls it a "very expensive video game." But the Firearms Training System, aka "FATS," is well worth the investment, he said. Thomas, owner of The Armory gun store and shooting range in Kearney, recently bought a FATS machine. The interactive projector uses laser discs with a "gun" to test and train gun owners how to react in various situations. "It puts the officers through different scenarios whether they have to shoot or not," Thomas said. The system... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

1 April 2010

WSMV-TV News (Tennessee)

NASHVILLE, Tennessee -- Metro police are looking for two men who they believe shoplifted two handguns from a Joelton firearms store Wednesday morning. The two took a child with them into the Academy of Self Protection on Whites Creek Pike. A store surveillance tape shows one of the men reaching into the gun counter, taking out the weapons and placing them in the child's backpack. Gun store owner Rob Corcoran described the child as about 3 years old. "The kid was... (GunPolicy.org)

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