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Gun Policy News, 2 April 2010

South Africa

2 April 2010

Cape Argus (Cape Town)

Police were on the hunt for a dangerous prison escaper when they stormed into a house near Empangeni late on Wednesday night. Shots rang out and a 15-year-old schoolboy, who had apparently been sleeping, lay dead. Kwazi Ndlovu was shot in his home in Esikhawini, near Empangeni. The killing of the Grade 10 pupil from Tiesand Technical School has reignited the debate over the police's shooting and killing of suspects. Just a day before, four suspected robbers were... (

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United States

2 April 2010

Associated Press

Lenawee County gun dealer Walter Priest, who was subject to a 2008 gun records check that upset Hutaree members, is under investigation by the ATF, Special Agent Donald Dawkins confirmed today. Priest is the father of 25-year-old Walter Jason Priest, who has a previous explosives conviction and was sentenced to federal prison last month for possessing a firearm while being a convicted felon, court records show. Dawkins, an ATF spokesman in Detroit, declined to... (

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2 April 2010

Herald Sun (Melbourne)

Police have launched a month's amnesty to get illegal weapons off the streets before tough new penalties arrive. Deputy Commissioner Kieran Walshe said people with illegal knives or weapons could hand them in without fear of question or charge. "We're urging everyone in the community to think responsibly, act responsibly and if you've got weapons that you shouldn't have, here is your opportunity to hand them in," he said. "There is no consequence on you if you hand... (

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