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Gun Policy News, 5 April 2010


5 April 2010

Daily Nation (Nairobi)

NAIROBI, Kenya — The government has been urged to suspend the planned disarmament operation in Rift Valley to allow registration of voters. Ms Bilha Kiptugen, the North Rift Interim Independent Electoral Commission coordinator, claimed that the operation would subject residents to harassment and disrupt the registration. "Some residents on border points might not register as they are likely to flee to neighbouring countries to escape the disarmament exercise," said... (

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5 April 2010

Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine National Police (PNP) is planning to permanently stop the issuance of permits to carry firearms outside of residence (PTCFOR) because of the supposed success of the total gun ban in preventing crimes. "We might permanently suspend the issuance of permit to carry firearms outside residence because we've seen it (total gun ban) to be effective in deterring crimes," PNP chief Director General Jesus Verzosa said. He said the PNP will... (

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United States

5 April 2010

National Law Journal (USA)

A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., will have the chance to examine the latest version of the District of Columbia's gun restrictions, in a possible test of how to apply the U.S. Supreme Court's 2008 decision in D.C. v. Heller. Lawyers for Dick Heller, a name party in the earlier case, filed a notice Thursday that they will continue fighting in this follow-up case. They are appealing to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to reverse a March 26... (

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United States

5 April 2010

Associated Press

POWAY, California - A man who had been feuding with two neighbors opened fire on their home and killed them during an Easter dinner before he was slain by San Diego County sheriff's deputies, authorities said Monday. The couple's son, daughter-in-law and 8-year-old granddaughter were not hurt, sheriff's Lt. Dennis Brugos said. Two deputies who answered a report of a shooting on Sunday shot an unidentified man who pointed a shotgun at them as they approached and... (

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United States

5 April 2010

New York Times

COOPERSTOWN, New York — On Main Street, the signs of police activity had all but disappeared by Monday. The State Police cars were gone, the yellow police tape removed. Order, at least outside the National Baseball Hall of Fame, had been restored. But in this village of 2,000, where phone numbers are given by their four-digit suffixes, people remain badly shaken in the aftermath of a violent dispute that left two 16-year-old boys recovering from gunshot wounds. One... (

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