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Gun Policy News, 18 August 2010

United States

18 August 2010

Associated Press

MARYSVILLE - Rocker and celebrity hunter Ted Nugent is facing a $1,750 fine after pleading no contest in Northern California to baiting a deer and not having a properly signed hunting tag. California Department of Fish and Game spokesman Patrick Foy said game wardens saw Nugent kill an immature buck on a February episode of his Outdoor Channel TV show "Spirit of the Wild." Investigators found that the deer had been eating bait called "C'mere Deer." Baiting wildlife is... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

18 August 2010

Associated Press

SEATTLE - Seattle police say a 10-year-old boy who was shot on a bus turned out to be the victim of his own gun and the aggressor in an attempted robbery. Police said Wednesday that investigators determined the boy was trying to rob a 17-year-old who had been surrounded on the bus by a group of boys ages 10, 12, 14 and 15. They say the 10-year-old boy told the teen to empty his pockets. When the younger boy reached into his backpack, the teen grabbed him in a bear... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

18 August 2010

BBC News

The head of the Canadian Firearms Program, a vocal supporter of a national firearms registry, has been moved from his job. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Chief Superintendent Marty Cheliak's move comes as the government weighs scrapping the gun control initiative. Mr Cheliak was appointed in an acting capacity in August 2009 The RCMP said he was below the rank needed to fill the role permanently and was being sent for French language training. The Canadian firearms... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

18 August 2010

Thompson Citizen (Manitoba)

Much of the federal Conservatives' Manitoba caucus was in Thompson Aug. 11. Part of their trip included a sparsely-attended meet-and-greet session at the Chicken Chef restaurant. Wally Daudrich, the Conservative candidate for the Churchill riding, claimed the meet-and-greet had gone "very well … We've had several dozen people arriving," he said, although Chicken Chef staff didn't believe anybody had come to the restaurant on that day wouldn't have been there had the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

18 August 2010

Toronto Star (Ontario)

OTTAWA — A senior RCMP officer who was shuffled out as head of Canada's gun registry after publicly defending its usefulness is the latest civil servant to pay the price of running afoul of the Conservative government, critics charge. Chief Supt. Marty Cheliak is being sent for French language training, just a year after taking over as director of the RCMP's Canadian Firearms Program, which includes the controversial gun registry. The move comes ahead of a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

18 August 2010

Vancouver Sun (British Columbia)

OTTAWA — The head of the Canadian Firearms Program, who was a vocal proponent of the long-gun registry, has been replaced and is currently on leave from the organization. The move to replace RCMP Chief Supt. Marty Cheliak comes a few weeks before Parliament is scheduled to continue to debate a Conservative private member's bill to scrap the registry. The RCMP announced Wednesday that Chief Supt. Pierre Perron will take over as director general from Cheliak, who... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

18 August 2010

Globe & Mail (Toronto)

The senior Mountie in charge of the controversial long-gun registry is being replaced on the eve of a vote about its future, the RCMP has confirmed. Both Liberals and New Democrats are accusing the Conservative government of trying to silence dissent as a result since the officer is strong proponent of the costly program. CBC reported the move Tuesday night, saying that RCMP Chief Superintendent Marty Cheliak, head of the Canadian Firearms Program, is being "bounced"... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

18 August 2010

Globe & Mail (Toronto)

RCMP Chief Superintendent Marty Cheliak was to be celebrated by his peers next week for helping to forge a large coalition of police officers, chiefs and watchdogs in favour of an improved long-gun registry. Instead, the director-general of the RCMP's Canadian Firearms Program has been replaced, with the force saying he "does not currently meet the linguistic requirements of the position" and that the job was designed to be held by an officer of assistant commissioner... (GunPolicy.org)

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