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Gun Policy News, 20 May 2010

United States,Mexico

20 May 2010

Washington Post

Mexican President Felipe Calderón thanked the U.S. Congress on Thursday for providing over $1 billion in assistance to fight drug gangs but pleaded with lawmakers for more help in limiting the flow of guns to Mexico. In a speech punctuated by frequent applause and standing ovations, Calderón emphasized his government's resolve to confront the narco-traffickers, who have killed thousands of people in his country in recent years. "There is one issue where Mexico needs... (

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United States

20 May 2010 (Australia) / Newscore

A Chicago police superintendent called for a new classification of murders to prevent an embarrassing surge in crime statistics after six people were murdered in the city yesterday. Supt Jody Weis created a new category, "indoor homicides", those that occur inside a home, and asked the Chicago Police Department to record "indoor" and "outdoor" homicides in separate categories, The Chicago Sun Times reported today. Supt Weis defended this distinction, saying that... (

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United States

20 May 2010

Town Talk (Louisiana)

A Tioga man was arrested early today, May 20, and charged with murder after police found him at a hospital seeking treatment for a gunshot wound he received at the hand of Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies. Joseph Anton Chehardy, 51, of 1530 Hickory Hill Road in Tioga has been charged with second-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer, one count of child desertion and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon,... (

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United Kingdom

20 May 2010

Guardian (UK)

London 2012's shooting event is heading for chaos because of Britain's draconian firearms legislation for athletes from European countries. Some European teams have been unable to compete at a clay pigeon World Cup event in Dorset this week after failing to lodge original certificates of firearms permits with UK police long in advance. Without having that paperwork in their possession several athletes would be in breach of their national laws to hold their firearms at... (

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