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Gun Policy News, 3 October 2010

United States

3 October 2010

Baltimore Sun

An analysis of federal gun trace data shows that while Maryland has some of the most stringent gun laws in the country, illegal weapons are imported here at one of the highest rates of any state. The report, released last week by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a coalition of nearly 600 mayors, shows that states with weak gun laws disproportionately supply guns recovered in out-of-state crimes, and argues for strengthening enforcement and closing gaps in state and federal... (

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3 October 2010

ABS-CBN News (Manila)

MANILA, Philippines – A total of 146 people have been arrested nationwide for violating the election gun ban, police said Sunday. Those arrested include 9 government officials, 4 police officers, 2 soldiers, and 131 civilians, according to Philippine National Police (PNP) records. They are being charged for illegal possession of firearms. German national Wollandt Hans Georg was the only foreigner collared so far for violating the ban. He was caught in possession... (

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Mexico,United States

3 October 2010

Las Vegas Review Journal (Nevada), Column

From the look of things, Southern Nevada resident Marcos Romero was an enterprising fellow. By day Romero sweated it out at a local Jack in the Box restaurant. Flip the burgers, mop the floor, help behind the counter. In his spare time, he bought guns. Plenty of them. Not just any guns, federal authorities allege, but the weapons of choice of Mexico's violent Los Zetas organized crime drug cartel. With its historical connection to the Mexican army, Los Zetas has... (

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