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Gun Policy News, 23 May 2010

South Africa

23 May 2010

Independent (UK)

Premier League footballers have launched a campaign to banish guns from South Africa during the World Cup – and for the future. For the first time in the country's history, personal firearms will be banned from stadiums during the tournament. But, when the contest finishes on 11 July, guns will once again be allowed in all public places. Every year in South Africa, some 10,000 people are killed with guns. Those who have fallen victim to the country's lax gun laws... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

23 May 2010

Tulsa World (Oklahoma), Opinion

If a Martian landed in Oklahoma and read local newspapers with the aim of learning our ways, he'd surely conclude that nothing matters more to us than our guns. Except maybe the reproductive fates of women we don't even know. Certainly many lawmakers think we place great importance on firearms matters. Why else would they have handily passed so many measures aiming to expand our gun rights? The conventional wisdom is that we Oklahomans are a gun-loving bunch, and no... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

23 May 2010

Philadelphia Inquirer, Opinion

In its 2008 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a D.C. law banning handguns violated the Second Amendment to the Constitution. The Second Amendment, however, is a limitation only on federal law. Now, in McDonald v. City of Chicago, gun-rights advocates have asked the court to apply the right to bear arms to state and local gun-control laws. The Second Amendment says: "A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

23 May 2010

Philadelphia Inquirer, Opinion

The case of Otis McDonald, a 76-year-old black man living in a drug-infested neighborhood of Chicago, is now being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court. McDonald's home has been broken into three times, and drug dealers have threatened him. He would like a gun to protect himself. Two years ago, in the landmark case District of Columbia v. Heller, the Supreme Court affirmed that the Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees individuals such as McDonald the right... (GunPolicy.org)

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