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Gun Policy News, 25 June 2010

Liberia

25 June 2010

Analyst (Liberia)

Liberia's permanent Representative to the Kingdom of Belgium and the European Union Ambassador Conmany B. Wesseh has told a world conference that the proliferation of illicit small arms and light weapons poses great threat to global peace and security and that his native country, Liberia, can testify to such danger. Amb. Wesseh, who is also the chairman of the Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LINCSA), is the head of a five man delegation to the United States... (GunPolicy.org)

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Africa,Nigeria

25 June 2010

Agence France Presse

TORONTO — Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Friday denounced the dumping of small arms and light weapons in Africa by developed countries, calling it one of the major causes of underdevelopment in the continent. Jonathan, who is scheduled to speak to the G8 summit on its Millenium Development Goals, told journalists he would raise his concerns with world leaders, calling arms proliferation "one of the things that disturb me most." "The excessive dumping of small... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

25 June 2010

Associated Press

BOULDER, Colorado - The University of Colorado will fight to keep a gun ban on campus. University regents voted 5-4 Friday to appeal a ruling against the ban to the Colorado Supreme Court. Republican Tillie Bishop of Grand Junction voted with Democrats in favor of an appeal. He said he wanted to preserve the rights of regents to make rules for the university. All other Republicans on the board voted in favor of accepting a state appeals court ruling against the ban... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

25 June 2010

Associated Press

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - A former priest and anger-management counselor who pulled a gun in a traffic dispute on two men who happened to be U.S. Marshals has been sentenced to a year in prison. Fifty-seven-year-old Jose Luis Avila of Annandale pleaded guilty earlier this year in U.S. District Court to assaulting a federal officer. In January, Avila was driving by the marshals near his home. He honked his horn because he believed they were standing in the road. When he... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

25 June 2010

Washington Times, Editorial

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Violence Policy Center (VPC) are peddling the notion that concealed-handgun permit holders are a danger to society. Last month, the center released a report claiming that in the past three years, 166 people were killed by holders of concealed-weapon permits. A closer look at the evidence suggests that many of the so-called victims of gun violence were criminals. Because more than 6 million Americans hold permits, it is... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States,Mexico

25 June 2010

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Media release

NOGALES, Arizona - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized 10 AK47 assault rifles with 70 magazines and more than 5,600 rounds of ammunition and arrested a Mexican national while conducting outbound inspections at the Mariposa port of entry. On June 23, CBP officers at the Mariposa port of entry were conducting outbound screening of travelers headed to Mexico. CBP officers selected a black passenger vehicle to stop for inspection; the driver of the vehicle... (GunPolicy.org)

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