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Gun Policy News, 26 April 2010


26 April 2010

Toronto Sun (Ontario)

OTTAWA, Ontario — As federal politicians set their sights on the future of the long-gun registry, its supporters are chastising federal politicians for "forgetting rural women" in the debate. The Coalition for Gun Control reported Monday its own poll, conducted by Leger in Dec. 2009, found 66% of women surveyed supported the registry, as did 61% of parents. The group claims its poll also found high support among gun owners (36%) and people living with gun owners... (

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26 April 2010

CTV News (Calgary)

Police Chief Rick Hanson says it's time to review the federal gun registry, even though most of his colleagues support keeping it. "The gun registry has done little to make the streets safer," said Police Chief Rick Hanson. Calgary is known for its gang wars that have played out on city streets. Shootouts have left a bloody trail of murder and violence. The police gang unit says handguns are the weapon of choice for Calgary gangs. But there has also been an... (

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United States

26 April 2010

KSL Broadcasting (Utah)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - New Mexico will no longer accept Utah's gun permits because officials there think Utah's training is inadequate. State Public Safety Secretary John Denko says Utah licenses require significantly less training than New Mexico's. But Clark Aposhian with the Utah Shooting Sports Council says Utah has the best training in the country. "I'll put up our training and our stats to show that it is as good if not better than any other state," he... (

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United States

26 April 2010

Richmond Times-Dispatch (Virginia)

Philip Van Cleave wants every Virginian who has a permit to carry a concealed handgun into a bar to be able to have a drink - or he wants no gun carrier to be able to drink. That's the choice that Van Cleave, the leader of the pro-gun Virginia Citizens Defense League, wants to offer state lawmakers next year when the General Assembly reconvenes. He said he is going to find a legislator to submit two bills to the body representing both positions. His aim is to force... (

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