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Gun Policy News, 30 May 2010


30 May 2010

Business World (Philippines)

A firearm control summit will be held this week to assess whether or not the gun ban that expires in June 9 can be made permanent. Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesman Chief Superintendent Leonardo A. Espina said in an interview yesterday that a permanent gun ban is being mulled after the current poll restriction expires on June 9. The summit on June 4 at the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City is expected to be attended by representatives from law... (

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30 May 2010

Manila Bulletin

A group of environmentalists has joined the bandwagon in opposing the proposed permanent total gun ban, claiming that their volunteers involved in the protection of the country's sea waters and forests could become "sitting targets" of the eyes of armed illegal fishers and illegal loggers. Lawyers Gerardo Erese and Teodoro Bonifacio, who are both involved in the protection of the country's marine resources and forests, said that there is a big possibility that many... (

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30 May 2010

Canadian Press

OTTAWA — A positive report on Canada's long-gun registry was kept secret from members of Parliament until after a crucial vote in the House of Commons, newly disclosed documents show. The report, which said police were using the controversial registry more than ever, was required by law to be tabled in Parliament by last Oct. 22, says an internal memo. That was well before a private-member's bill to scrap the registry went to a dramatic vote in the House of Commons... (

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United States

30 May 2010

Arizona Daily Star (USA)

Gloria DiCenco was chatting amiably with a few Italian speakers at Beyond Bread on North Campbell Avenue on April 20 when armed men began coming in. First there were two, then more. Finally, maybe 20 people carrying holstered guns and, in some cases, ammunition, arrived and ordered food, DiCenco said. A hush fell over the restaurant, she said, and her group's happy mood turned tense. It happened that her Italian conversation club crossed paths with a group of local... (

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