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Gun Policy News, 24 April 2010


24 April 2010

Sydney Morning Herald

If you live in Sydney's west, you are more likely to have a gun owner in your neighbourhood than if you live in any other part of the city. Figures revealed in State Parliament this week show the largest number of licensed firearm holders in Sydney live in Pemulwuy (829), followed by Prariewood (784) and Blacktown (678). In contrast Parramatta has two holders of firearm licences, Silverwater has 11, Erskineville has 15 and Chippendale has 18. "Your wealthier suburbs... (

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United States

24 April 2010

Baltimore Sun, Editorial

The District of Columbia, which only last week seemed on the verge of finally achieving residents' long-cherished goal of a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, saw that dream deferred yet again when the compromise it had worked out with Congress collapsed Tuesday. House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer a Maryland Democrat who had supported the D.C. voting rights legislation, said the measure was being withdrawn because of a mischievous amendment tacked onto the... (

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United States

24 April 2010

Denver Post (Colorado), Opinion

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire mayor of New York City, has been funding a national advertising campaign to promote his congressional gun-control bill. Monday's Denver Post featured a full-page ad urging Sen. Mark Udall to support the Bloomberg bill; Colorado's other senator, Michael Bennett, is already a co-sponsor. According to the ad, the Bloomberg bill would nationalize Colorado's rule about background checks at gun shows. But in fact, only a small fraction of... (

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24 April 2010

Canwest News Service (Canada)

As the federal long-gun registry appears to be on the brink of being changed or eliminated, naturally, opposing sides are forming in Saskatchewan. Stacey Kesten, director of research and communications with the Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS), hopes to see the registry remain intact as a means of protecting women and children who could be victims of domestic violence. "The registry is a very effective tool for the... (

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