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Gun Policy News, 20 August 2010


20 August 2010

CBC News (Canada)

A defiant RCMP Commissioner William Elliott has come out swinging against allegations he ordered the removal of the head of the Canadian Firearms Program to appease the Conservative government. In an interview with CBC News on Friday from Edmonton, the commissioner said he was frustrated with the "reporting of pure fiction" about the replacement of Chief Supt. Marty Cheliak as director-general of the firearms program. The RCMP is responsible for administering the CFP,... (

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United States

20 August 2010

New Haven Register (Connecticut)

BRIDGEPORT — A Milford man who is alleged to be a member of a white supremacist group pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempting to conspire to steal weapons from an Ansonia apartment and selling a firearm to a convicted felon. According to the U.S. attorney's office, William R. Bolton, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of robbery conspiracy related to interstate or foreign commerce and one count of sale of a firearm to a convicted felon. He will be sentenced Nov. 5 by... (

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20 August 2010

Toronto Sun (Ontario)

OTTAWA — If the long-gun registry is scrapped next month, NDP Leader Jack Layton doesn't want Canadians blaming his party. At least 12 NDP MPs have previously supported the Conservatives' efforts to kill the registry, as did eight Liberals at second reading of Conservative MP Candice Hoeppner's private member's bill to scrap it. But unlike the Liberals, Layton isn't whipping his members to vote against the government, allowing them instead to "represent their... (

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