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Gun Policy News, 24 June 2010

United Kingdom

24 June 2010

News & Star (UK)

No decision will be made on gun laws until inquiries into the Cumbrian shootings are over. But the issue will be debated before Parliament breaks for its summer recess, the Government confirmed. Home office minister James Brokenshire told MPs yesterday: "Witnesses are still coming forward and the investigation is going to take many months to complete. "While I recognise the desire for answers, it is important that the investigation does take its proper... (

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United States

24 June 2010

Associated Press

CHICAGO — If the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Chicago's handgun ban, the city will likely do what Washington, D.C., did when its own ban was overturned two years ago: Put in place all sorts of restrictions to make it tougher to buy guns and easier for police to know who has them. Prospective gun owners in D.C. now are required to take training courses that include spending one hour on a firing range and several hours in a classroom learning about gun safety. They... (

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24 June 2010

Calgary Sun (Alberta)

The police seizure of 16 firearms — including a possible submachine gun — indicates the troubling scope of illegal weaponry on city streets, say cops. Following a tip, plainclothes officers on Tuesday observed what appeared to be a weapons transaction involving a 9 mm Uzi submachine gun-style weapon in a parking lot on Heritage Gate S.E. Three men were arrested at the scene and a 2004 Audi A4 seized. On the same day, police raided a home in Edgemont where they... (

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United States

24 June 2010

WDAF-TV News (Missouri)

RAYMORE, Missouri - A controversial gun ordinance is set to take effect in Raymore starting on Monday, but there is a challenge to the ordinance brewing as a petition drive could put the proposal before the voters. Currently, no citizen or council member, even those who have a conceal and carry permit, is allowed to bring a firearm into a city owned building in Raymore, including council meetings. But on Monday that will change, as the city will allow citizens with... (

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