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Gun Policy News, 29 August 2010

United Arab Emirates

29 August 2010

National (United Arab Emirates)

Abu Dhabi is aiming to expand its arms manufacturing industry with plans to complete an ammunition plant next year. Tawazun Holding, the investment arm of the Offset Programme Bureau, said the plant would supply 9mm, 5.56mm and 7.62mm bullets for pistols and rifles. The company said it had reached an agreement with the General Headquarters of the UAE Armed Forces to guarantee the supply of small-calibre ammunition when production begins at the plant next year. The... (

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United States

29 August 2010

Associated Press

DELTA TOWNSHIP -- Lansing-area authorities say a man fatally shot his wife with an AK-47 assault rifle, then killed himself with the same weapon. Eaton County Undersheriff Fred McPhail said today that 29-year-old Natasha M. Garcia died after surgery. He says 33-year-old Ivan G. Garcia shot her in the thigh and abdomen Saturday, then shot himself in the head. The shooting happened outside a home in Delta Township, southwest of Lansing. McPhail tells the Lansing State... (

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United States

29 August 2010

New York Times

Mayor Richard M. Daley has long insisted that the city's restrictive gun laws — including the handgun ban that was essentially nullified recently by the United States Supreme Court — have been a key crime-fighting tool. But court records show that relatively few people were convicted of violating the laws, and even top city officials have questioned how useful they are in deterring crime. Since 1982, when the city tightened its gun ordinances to include the... (

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United States

29 August 2010

Oregonian (Portland)

Share When Portland Mayor Sam Adams recently proposed three new city gun laws and two changes to existing city code, he joined several mayors across the country who are trying to pass gun-control laws that state lawmakers would not -- or could not. "It's amazing to me the denial around the connection between inadequacy in our gun laws and gun crimes on the street. The Legislature hasn't connected those dots," Adams said. "The absence of meaningful gun law changes must... (

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