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Gun Policy News, 16 April 2010

Italy,United Kingdom

16 April 2010

BBC News

A starter pistol which can be converted to fire live ammunition is to become illegal from 4 June. Olympic .380 BBM revolvers that were adapted to fire real bullets accounted for 18.5% of firearms seized by the Metropolitan Police last year. Imports of the Italian-made pistol were halted last month because of the ease with which the gun can be converted. Police have urged owners to hand in their pistols during an amnesty before the ban begins. After 4 June the weapon... (

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United States

16 April 2010

Fayetteville Observer (North Carolina)

WASHINGTON, DC - A Pentagon investigation into the Nov. 5 rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, that killed 13 soldiers and injured 32 others concluded that Department of Defense's policy on carrying personal weapons on military bases was "inadequate" and that communication between the FBI and military was "inconsistent." None of the 26 actions Defense Secretary Robert Gates has authorized as a result of the investigation, however, directly addresses why the Army sent a... (

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United States

16 April 2010

Christian Science Monitor

The mass shooting at Virginia Tech, which killed 32 people three years ago Friday, touched off an intense debate over whether colleges should remain gun-free zones, or whether allowing students and faculty to carry concealed weapons might have resulted in fewer deaths. Though the debate continues, so far colleges have generally declined to move to allow concealed guns on campus – and most state legislatures have not forced them to do so. Today 26 states prohibit... (

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