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Gun Policy News, 15 June 2010

United Kingdom

15 June 2010

BBC News

Doctors are preparing to share information on gun owners with police so they can flag up patients who could be a danger to themselves or others. The British Medical Association says discussions are taking place with the police and the Home Office on exactly how this system might work. Electronic tags could be placed in medical records to show which patients hold a firearms or shotgun licence. But the BMA stresses it is not the job of doctors to police their... (

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United States,Germany

15 June 2010

Stars and Stripes (USA)

WIESBADEN, Germany — Americans are unable to register privately owned firearms in Germany after the German government halted the program recently. Problems began a couple of months ago when Installation Management Command officials in Europe moved the person responsible for signing certificates needed to purchase and register weapons from Munich to Grafenwöhr. "That wasn't perceived by us to be a change to the program, but the Germans did," said Dan Gasparino,... (

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United States

15 June 2010

Albany Times-Union (New York), Editorial

At a cost to gun owners that would be less than a box of bullets or a National Rifle Association membership, New York could have a law that would help police solve crimes and not impair the Second Amendment one iota. The Senate is expected to consider as soon as today a bill that would require certain guns sold in the state to incorporate microstamping technology that would imprint a code on shell casings. The bill, which already has passed the Assembly, has, not... (

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United States

15 June 2010

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Georgia)

For the second year in a row, guns sold in Georgia were recovered at more crime scenes outside its borders than any other state, according to a report issued by the anti-gun group the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. This report was only the second one the Washington-based group has issued using "trace" data compiled by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Both times Georgia was No. 1. "More crime guns are traced back to Georgia than... (

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United States

15 June 2010

Boston Globe

Governor Deval Patrick's proposal to limit gun purchasers to one firearm per month and toughen penalties for gun offenses will see action on the House floor, Speaker Robert A. DeLeo said yesterday, nearly a week after lawmakers appeared to have sent the bill to a legislative graveyard. "It will be debated on the floor," DeLeo told reporters after speaking at a State House event. The speaker's commitment is a boost for Patrick, who has blistered lawmakers in recent... (

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