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Gun Policy News, 29 April 2010

Canada,United Nations,United States

29 April 2010

Women Make News, Editorial

One third of all guns in the world are in the U.S. And half the guns used to commit crimes in Canada come from south of the border. So yes, this country needs and wants an International Arms Treaty. "Here in Canada we live next to a country with as many guns as people and those guns are killing Canadians. This is the main argument for an international agreement," asserted Coalition for Gun Control president Wendy Cukier during an April 22 conference in Toronto. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

29 April 2010

NBC News (Chicago)

A rare legislative victory gives Mayor Daley more tools in his gun-control fight. The Illinois Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to mandate anyone convicted of unlawful use of a weapon to spend up to three years in prison if the offender was carrying a loaded weapon without a Firearms Owners Identification Card, the Sun-Times reports. The House already passed the bill. It only needs Governor Quinn's signature. In a statement, Daley praised lawmakers. He also ripped... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

29 April 2010

Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — A registered nurse, who was pardoned of a felony drug conviction, has filed a lawsuit against state officials in an effort to win back his gun rights. The suit filed Thursday says the state of Tennessee is ignoring the Second Amendment rights of anyone who's given a pardon that also restores gun rights. It is asking a judge to stop the state from denying the gun rights of people given these special types of pardons. David Scott Blackwell of... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

29 April 2010

Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri — Missouri businesses would have to allow properly licensed people to carry concealed guns in their parking lots under a bill approved by the House. Businesses can currently choose to ban concealed weapons on their property. House members approved the bill Thursday by a 113-40 vote. The legislation now goes to the Senate. Under the bill, businesses would not be responsible for injuries or attacks on their property, unless a similar incident... (GunPolicy.org)

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