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Gun Policy News, 14 August 2010


14 August 2010

Local (Berlin)

Germany's socialist party The Left, has been hit by an embarrassing scandal, with a mid-ranking functionary charged with illegal trade in military weapons. Manfred Hämmerle, chairman of the party in Hückelhoven near the Dutch border, has been accused of illegally selling a submachine gun, and possibly a Kalashnikov AK47 as well as an Uzi machine gun. Der Spiegel magazine, which reported the story on Saturday, said he could face at least a year in prison if convicted... (

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United States

14 August 2010

New York Times

A right-wing Internet radio host was convicted on Friday by a federal jury in Brooklyn of threatening three federal judges who had issued a ruling he disagreed with. Two previous prosecutions of the host, Harold C. Turner, ended in mistrials after jurors were unable to agree on a verdict, but the decision Friday came after less than two hours of deliberation. Mr. Turner, 48, posted inflammatory Internet messages about the three appeals court judges who had upheld a... (

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