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Gun Policy News, 13 June 2010

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13 June 2010

Washington Post

Gun regulation is as American as Wyatt Earp, the legendary frontier lawman who enforced Dodge City's ban on gun-carrying within town limits. But two years ago in District of Columbia v. Heller, the Supreme Court decided for the first time that the Second Amendment grants a personal right to keep and bear arms, a decision that cast doubt on the future of gun control regulations in this country. Now, the court is considering a challenge to Chicago's ban on handgun... (

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13 June 2010

Sunday Business Post (Ireland)

Garda Commissioner Fachtna Murphy has ordered an audit of the country's gun owners, amid concerns over the "large number" of unregistered firearms across the country. Firearms groups were informed about the audit on June 2, the same day that 12 people were shot dead in Cumbria by taxi driver Derrick Bird. The audit will be conducted in "early July", according to correspondence seen by The Sunday Business Post. It will be carried out by garda superintendents in each... (

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