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Gun Policy News, 22 June 2010

Australia

22 June 2010

Australian Associated Press

Shotguns, swords, stun guns and studded bommy knockers are among thousands of "absolutely frightening" illegal weapons that will be destroyed by police in NSW. At a weapons disposal facility in Sydney on Tuesday, police displayed a range of illegal weapons seized or surrendered in NSW during a three-week period. Along with firearms of various shapes and sizes, there were swords, stun guns, pen knives, axes, studded bommy knockers - or giant spiked clubs - and multiple... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

22 June 2010

Associated Press

CHICAGO - Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley defended the city's handgun ban Tuesday after a spate of shootings that left 10 people dead and dozens wounded, saying the violence bolsters the city's argument that the 1982 ordinance is needed. Daley said the city must continue to fight against handguns even if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the ban as unconstitional. The court is expected to rule later this month. "Look at all the guns that shot people this weekend.... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

22 June 2010

News Tribune (Washington)

The recent shooting of a thief/innocent scrap recycler (take your pick) in the McKenna area produced one of the most heated online arguments I've seen in a while. The police think the 69-year-old who killed the 20-year-old on June 9 committed a crime. But he has a slew of cheerleaders out there who – knowing no more than the police (and probably a lot less) – have decided he's a hero. The 69-year-old has a great self-defense case, for all I know. It's his fans who... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

22 June 2010

Sun-Gazette (Pennsylvania)

City police secured a warrant Monday to track down a man who is accused of selling drugs from his Scott Street home where a gun battle occurred just over a week ago, resulting in the death of another man. Police said Neil L. Felver, 29, used a .22 caliber Ruger handgun to shoot Abdul Miller, 33, of Milton after Miller invaded Felver's home at 1510 Scott St. just after 2 a.m. June 14. The district attorney is not charging Felver with homicide as the shooting was... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

22 June 2010

KTVA-TV News (Anchorage)

Governor Sean Parnell signed House Bill 408, known as the Second Amendment Rights Restoration Bill, into law on June 22nd. The bill signing took place in Palmer at the Matanuska Valley Sportsmen's Range. "Great chance for government to restore rights, rather than taking rights away," said Governor Sean Parnell, R-Alaska. Alaskan lawmakers created the bill after the US Supreme Court ruled the Second Amendment rights restoration must pass an all-or-nothing test and that... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

22 June 2010

Telegram & Gazette (Massachusetts)

Thanks to a bit of last-minute legislative maneuvering, Gov. Deval L. Patrick's gun legislation, H.4102, is making its way back to the Judiciary Committee for a second vote — in spite of losing on a 4-4 vote the first time around. A majority of House members appear to have agreed to give the measure new life out of a sense of collegiality and fairness, but it should be made clear to all that this bill should be quickly shot down if it reaches the House floor. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

22 June 2010

Associated Press

DOVER, Delaware ― A bill allowing tenants in government-run public housing to own firearms received overwhelming approval in the state House on Tuesday despite opposition from Wilmington Democrats who fear it could lead to more gun violence in the crime-plagued city. The bill was approved after lawmakers narrowly passed an amendment allowing a public housing authority to restrict the possession of firearms in the common areas of property it owns or operates, such as... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

22 June 2010

Daily News (New York), Column

Since the shooting, the 2-year-old Rogucki twins have awakened each morning crying out for their murdered mother. "They wake up … saying, 'Mommy!'" their 19-year-old brother, Lorenzo Rogucki, reported. "I hear them screaming my mother's name." The twins were still sleeping at 10:30 a.m. Monday and not a sound came from the family's first-floor apartment in Coney Island as I spoke outside with the oldest of Victoria Rogucki's seven children. "They know, but they... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

22 June 2010

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Georgia)

A pawn shop in a Jonesboro strip mall was a major source of illegal weapons recovered by New York City police last year, according to a media report. More illegal guns seized by police there came from Arrowhead Pawn in Jonesboro than from any other source outside New York state, the New York Daily News reported Monday. Georgia is part of a south-to-north "Iron Pipeline" around New York's comparatively tough gun laws, the newspaper declared. Eleven suspects were... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

22 June 2010

San Diego Union-Tribune (California)

SACRAMENTO — A bill that would ban the public display of unloaded guns narrowly passed the Senate Public Safety Committee Tuesday. The 4-3 vote sent the legislation carried by Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña, D-San Diego, to the Appropriations Committee and likely on to the Senate floor where the final outcome is in doubt, particularly in this election-year atmosphere. The measure has passed the Assembly earlier this month. California law currently allows unloaded... (GunPolicy.org)

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