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Gun Policy News, 5 October 2010


5 October 2010

National Post (Toronto)

OTTAWA — Two-thirds of Canadians support the controversial long-gun registry and even voters who back Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives are split on the issue, a new poll has found. The national survey conducted exclusively for Postmedia News and Global Television finds that support for the registry stands at 66 per cent nationally. Moreover, support is strong in regions throughout the country — even though Harper has said his party will not "rest"... (

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United States

5 October 2010

Baltimore Sun, Editorial

Getting illegal guns off the streets has been a priority for Baltimore City police in recent years, and the success of that effort is reflected in significantly lower homicide rates. But despite Maryland's enforcement of tough gun control laws, keeping guns out of the hands of criminals is an uphill battle so long as neighboring states allow virtually anyone who has the money to buy a gun, with no questions asked. As The Sun's Justin Fenton reported this week, a recent... (

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United States

5 October 2010

Boston Globe, Column

It was almost 20 years ago, and Karen Gregory had just started working as a nurse in the pediatric trauma unit at Boston City Hospital when the call came in: child with a gunshot wound. They were told to prepare for a 9-year-old boy but when they put him on the operating table, Karen Gregory gasped behind her surgical mask. "He was so small, so tiny," she said. "He looked about 7." In fact, four days earlier, Charles Howard Copney Jr. had turned 11. He ate birthday... (

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