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Gun Policy News, 17 June 2010


17 June 2010

ReliefWeb / Government of Angola, Media release

NEW YORK – The Angolan permanent representative to the United Nations, Ismael Gaspar Martins, Thursday in New York announced that a total of 74,495 firearms were seized in Angola the last two years, as a result of a Government action to fight the proliferation and trafficking of war material. Ismael Martins was speaking at the UN 4th Biennial Session on small arms, accompanied by the deputy commander general of the National Police and coordinator of the National... (

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United States

17 June 2010

Washington Post

Even with Democrats in control of Washington, the National Rifle Association usually gets what it wants. Long regarded as one of the most powerful lobbying groups in town, the GOP-friendly NRA has had a remarkable series of political victories in recent months that underscore its continuing influence on Capitol Hill -- no matter which party holds the reins and no matter what policy issues are involved. The latest example came this week, when House Democrats announced... (

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United States

17 June 2010

Post Dispatch (Missouri)

The signs barring the carrying of concealed weapons inside Schnucks quietly came down earlier this month — more than six years after they first went up in the grocery chain's Missouri stores following the passage of a state law allowing individuals to carry concealed weapons. Lori Willis, a Schnucks spokeswoman, said the company's policy change came about during a routine review of its policies. Schnucks has not barred weapons in four other states — Indiana, Iowa,... (

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United States

17 June 2010

United Press International

CHICAGO - Chicago will ensure that officials can account for handguns if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the city's 28-year-old handgun ban, Mayor Richard Daley said. "If the ban is overturned, we will see a lot of common-sense approaches in the city aimed at protecting first responders," Daley said Thursday, outlining steps to protect police officers, paramedics and emergency workers from being shot when responding to an incident at a home. "We have to have some... (

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