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Gun Policy News, 9 May 2010

Canada

9 May 2010

Canadian Press

OTTAWA, Ontario - The survivors of the Ecole Polytechnique massacre head to Ottawa on Thursday in hopes of saving the long-gun registry and to make sure they haven't been forgotten. Their visit comes after Conservative MP Bernard Genereux insisted the gun registry has nothing to do with the December 1989 shooting rampage. The Quebec Tory says the registry was instead created by former prime minister Jean Chretien's government in 1995 following intense pressure from a... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

9 May 2010

San Jose Mercury News (California)

A 20-year-old suicidal Pittsburg man was holding a gun to his mother's head 28 hours into a tense standoff with police Saturday when snipers shot and killed him, police said Sunday. "He was clearly suicidal, and as negotiations progressed, there was a potential for him to become homicidal," Lt. Brian Addington said. "His behavior became increasingly agitated at the end. What changed the dynamics is when he turned the gun on his mother." The slain man was identified... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

9 May 2010

Xinhua

LOS ANGELES, California - Some 2,500 firearms were collected during a Gun Buyback program in Los Angeles, authorities announced on Sunday. Under the city's second annual Gun Buyback program which started on Saturday, residents surrendered their firearms in exchange for a grocery store gift card or a prepaid Visa card. Officials described the program as the most successful in the nation. Those turning in assault weapons received gift cards worth 200 dollars, while... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

9 May 2010

Cape Fear Business News (North Carolina), Poll

Gun ownership in North Carolina is supported unequivocally, though there are some reservations about the types of guns people should be able to own as well as who should be able to own guns in the state. Four out of five people disagree with banning the sale of handguns, the poll found. Seventy percent of respondents, however, do not agree with the sale of assault rifles. North Carolinians also support or agree with certain stipulations – a waiting period, a... (GunPolicy.org)

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