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Gun Policy News, 21 June 2010


21 June 2010

YLE (Finland)

Government is clamping down on Finland's gun law but does not plan to ban semiautomatic weapons. An investigation board set up to review the Kauhajoki school shooting has recommended banning the weapons. In 2008, ten lives were taken in a school shooting in Kauhajoki, western Finland. Officials established an investigation board to try to prevent a repeat of the tragedy. Last February, the board proposed a total ban on semiautomatic weapons. It said this would be the... (

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21 June 2010

Western Star (Canada), Editorial

The registry problems have been lingering for years, millions of dollars have been spent, and still, the people of Canada will have to wait another three months to see if the feds will scrap the long-gun registry. What does this mean to the general Joe and Jane? To most, not a lot, but to those who have to go through registration process, you'd likely hear a different story. The debate, which has been froth with question over question from the beginning of the bill in... (

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United States

21 June 2010

New Haven Register (Connecticut) / AP

HARTFORD — The Republican endorsed candidate for Connecticut attorney general is advocating firearms training for children in schools, in scout groups and in summer camps. Avon attorney Martha Dean said if elected she would explore expanding gun accident prevention programs and rifle club teams in schools. "As your Attorney General, I will advocate firearms training for boys and girls in schools, in scouts, at camp and elsewhere," she said at a Second Amendment... (

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