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Gun Policy News, 21 May 2010

Australia

21 May 2010

Advertiser (Adelaide)

They believe the Apocalypse is looming in 2012, but for the leaders of the Agape Ministries cult, their world yesterday tumbled down. After 90 heavily armed police swooped on 12 properties owned by the sect in Adelaide and south of the city, three church elders were last night being sought by police. Church leader Rocco Leo - known to his congregation as Brother Rock - was among those whose whereabouts were last night unknown. Leo, 54, has a criminal record for... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

21 May 2010

Voice of San Diego (California)

The National Rifle Association is flexing its political muscle in the San Diego County sheriff's race with an e-mail blast that urges recipients to vote against Sheriff Bill Gore because he "continues to trample" on gun owners' rights. The e-mail, sent to 20,000 local NRA members and then forwarded by Jay LaSuer's campaign to another 80,000 people, attacks Gore for granting concealed weapons permits only to campaign contributors and friends while denying... (GunPolicy.org)

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United Kingdom

21 May 2010

Financial Times Magazine (UK)

One target that the outgoing Labour government did not set itself was to increase the number of privately owned firearms. Yet at 138,000, the number of firearm certificates currently held by the British public is higher than at any point since the mid-1990s, following an 8 per cent increase in 2008/09. The number of weapons covered – a certificate can cover more than one firearm – is also at a new high, of more than 430,000. This equates to one gun for every 100... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

21 May 2010

Savannah Morning News (Georgia), Opinion

Georgia's Common Sense Lawful Carry Act protects lawfully carrying citizens from unknowingly becoming criminals by clarifying where they can and cannot carry their weapons. They know all too well that a license to carry is not a license to commit a crime. Restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens does not protect the public from random acts of violence. The Lawful Carry Act works to preserve these rights not restrict them. Recent federal gun restriction proposals... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

21 May 2010

CBS News (USA)

Chicago's ban on handguns is facing a serious challenge in the U.S. Supreme Court, and when a reporter asked if the ban is working, Mayor Richard M. Daley didn't mince any words. Chicago Reader reporter Mick Dumke asked whether the ban is effective, given the amount of gun violence that continues to plague the city. "It's been very effective," Mayor Daley replied at the City Hall news conference Thursday, smiling as he walked away from the podium. He then picked up a... (GunPolicy.org)

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