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Gun Policy News, 16 August 2010


16 August 2010

BBC News

When Finland experienced two school shootings in just 10 months it sparked a national debate about the country's relatively relaxed gun laws, now the government hopes new legislation will reduce the number of guns in the country and make another mass shooting less likely in the future. In 2007, 18-year-old Pekka-Eric Auvinen walked into Jokela High School in the town of Tuusula where he was studying. He shot seven pupils and the head teacher, before turning the gun on... (

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United States

16 August 2010

Orlando Sentinel (Florida)

The deaths of a young man and woman, discovered miles apart over the weekend, were a murder-suicide, Sheriff's investigators said Sunday. Ryan Ray Scurlock, 24 killed himself Saturday afternoon at a gun range south of Orlando. That suicide led to deputies to the body of Jennifer Lynn Roqueta, 21, in her apartment a few miles south of the University of Central Florida. Acquaintances on Sunday said Roqueta, an accounting major at UCF, and Scurlock had worked together... (

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United States

16 August 2010

CBS-7 TV News (Texas)

MIDLAND, Texas - Some popular firearms like the AR-15 are now selling for up to $600 less than they did at the start of 2009. The price drop can be attributed to a variety of factors including some that could send the prices back up. Like most other things, gun prices are largely based on supply and demand. But it's what causes that demand and influences supply that can be surprising. At the start of 2009, the demand caused by gun enthusiasts scrambling to purchase... (

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