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Gun Policy News, 27 April 2010


27 April 2010

Daily Nation (Nairobi)

NAIROBI — The army has been deployed in Rift Valley to help mop up illegal firearms. The soldiers were deployed to reinforce a forced disarmament operation following the expiry of an amnesty. "The army moved in three weeks ago," a senior provincial administrator who requested not to be named told Nation. The official said most of the soldiers had been deployed to border points to block suspects from skipping the country. Soldiers have been spotted in Pokot North... (

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United States

27 April 2010

East Texan (Texas)

There are laws at A&M-Commerce regarding the possession of concealed weapons on campus. While these laws may be in place to ensure student safety, there are some people who object to those restrictions. As stated in Section 46.03, Chapter 46, Title 10 of the Texas Penal Code, a person is allowed to carry a concealed weapon on campus, but is prohibited from taking it into university-owned buildings. "A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly or... (

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United States

27 April 2010

Christian Science Monitor

The homicide rate in Chicago has jumped in the past month, and the city is grappling with how best to respond. At least two weekends in a row have been marred by multiple killings. For many Chicagoans, the breaking point was last Wednesday, when a 20-month-old girl was shot in the head while in a parked car on the South Side. The alleged gunman, who turned himself in, was reportedly aiming for the girl's father. As of last Sunday, Chicago tallied 113 homicides for... (

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27 April 2010

Le Soleil (Québec)

[Translated summary: The mayor of Quebec City has announced that he would consider the possibility of suing gun manufacturers for the cost of gun violence, litigation that cannot proceed under US law, where gun makers are exempt. The mayor wants to evaluate the impact on illegal guns on its territory first.] CHICAGO - La Ville de Québec pourrait prendre part à une importante poursuite judiciaire contre les fabricants d'armes à feu aux États-Unis, a appris Le... (

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27 April 2010

Toronto Star (Ontario), Column

Contrary to conventional wisdom, the long-gun registry isn't a wedge splitting the country. Left leaning or right, Canadians of all partisan persuasions have a problem with the Liberal public safety program Conservatives love to loathe. How a nation found unity in division is a modern morality play. Urbanites who believe registering lethal weapons is common sense were understandably horrified when a process sold as essentially a break-even proposition became a billon... (

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Canada,United States

27 April 2010

Globe & Mail (Toronto), Editorial

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer wants to force the Obama administration to create an anti-drug-smuggling strategy for the northern border, similar to one in place for the U.S. border with Mexico. The Democratic senator from New York is pushing a "Northern Border Counter-narcotics Strategy Act of 2010" in response to an increase in drug seizures along the U.S.-Canadian border. Mr. Schumer has declared, "Right now New York's communities are outgunned in the fight against... (

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United States,Canada,Mexico

27 April 2010

Chicago Sun-Times

Six years after the state Supreme Court dismissed his $433 million lawsuit against the gun industry, Mayor Daley today called for a change of venue — to the World Court normally reserved for disputes between nations and crimes against humanity. Wrapping up the sixth annual Richard J. Daley Global Cities Forum, Daley convinced more than a dozen of his counterparts from around the world to approve a resolution urging "redress against the gun industry through the courts... (

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United States

27 April 2010

New York Times, Editorial

There are two tragic anniversaries this month. It is 11 years since two Colorado students gunned down 12 of their fellow classmates and one teacher at Columbine High School and three years since 32 students and faculty members were gunned down at Virginia Tech. Those horrors haven't slowed the gun lobby's relentless push to weaken the nation's already far too weak gun laws — or Congress's eagerness to do the gun lobby's bidding. Last week, House Democrats had to pull... (

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