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Gun Policy News, 10 April 2010

United States

10 April 2010

Associated Press

MIAMI - Police say a 7-year-old girl was killed in Miami when a gunman opened fire on the car she was riding in. The shooting Friday night also critically injured a 24-year-old woman. A 3-year-old girl and another woman also in the car were not hurt. Police say it's not clear who targeted the car or why. The victims were not immediately identified, but police said the girl who was killed and the injured woman were not related. Paramedics were at first able to revive... (

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United States

10 April 2010

KTVA-TV News (Alaska)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Non-violent ex-felons may soon be able to own and carry firearms in Alaska. Saturday afternoon, the State House unanimously passed a bill to restore gun rights for some non-violent felons. Under current state law, anyone convicted of a felony has to 10 years to legally own certain types of guns. For example after a decade, ex-felons can get rifles but not handguns. They are also prohibited from carrying a concealed weapon. According to Fairbanks... (

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United States

10 April 2010

New Zealand Herald

Every six months, 8000 Americans gather for three days in the hills of Kentucky with machine guns, sniper rifles and cannons to blast away a million rounds. Jonathan Franklin buys earplugs and ventures to the edge of the American psyche. Anyone can attend the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot. Once you arrive it feels more like a pilgrimage for white American men and their kin. Entire white families attend the event, including babies with earplugs and 10-year-olds with... (

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