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Gun Policy News, 11 June 2010


11 June 2010

Irish Times (Dublin)

A competitive pistol shooter has challenged a District Court judge's refusal to grant him firearms certificates for six pistols on the grounds of their lethal nature. Patrick Herlihy, with an address in Co Cork, has brought High Court proceedings aimed at quashing District Judge David Riordan's refusal to grant certificates for six guns – two Sig Sauer 9mm pistols and four Smith Wesson revolvers. Judge Riordan refused to grant licensing certificates on November... (

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United States

11 June 2010

Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — A Georgia man with a pistol on his hip told authorities he had an AK-47 rifle he was ready to use to help a group of extremists take over a Tennessee courthouse to settle a gripe against government officials. Federal court documents say Darren Wesley Huff of Dalton, Ga., talked freely to law enforcement about his role in the plan to arrest 24 officials. He also told FBI agents, Tennessee troopers and others that he would help take over the... (

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11 June 2010

Canwest News Service (Canada), Editorial

The federal government's push to kill the long gun registry is irrational. The private member's bill to abolish the controversial database, widely supported by Conservatives and by a handful of opposition MPs, will achieve nothing beyond buying a few rural votes. As its critics are quick to point out, the registry -- basically an electronic list -- cost taxpayers a mind-boggling $1 billion to create. True, this is as inexcusable as it is incomprehensible, but it is... (

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United States,Canada

11 June 2010

Vancouver Sun (British Columbia)

The RCMP is investigating a Vancouver man arrested in Washington state last month with dozens of firearms, including a .50-calibre sniper rifle. Sgt. Duncan Pound, of the Integrated Border Enforcement Team, said B.C. authorities are trying to determine what Oliver King intended to do with the cache of guns and ammunition he stashed in a storage locker in Ferndale, Wash. "We have investigators working on it," Pound said Thursday. "We work hand-in-hand with American... (

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11 June 2010

Standard Freeholder (Ontario)

A local man who allowed his family home to be used for drug deals told a courtroom Wednesday he was disappointed to hear an alleged drug supplier had him fix guns allegedly used in a 2005 double murder. Under cross-examination in the trial of Sudbury's Jason Maestrello, 34, Stephen Galt further explained the guns he cleaned and fixed for Roger Belair and why it wasn't unusual. "I wouldn't say I felt manipulated, just disappointed," Galt told one of Maestrello's... (

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