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Gun Policy News, 6 October 2010

United States

6 October 2010

Associated Press

MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Michigan — Macomb County Sheriff officials say a 12-year-old girl has been treated and released from a hospital after apparently being accidentally shot by her father. Captain Tony Wickersham tells The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press the 40-year-old man was working on his recently purchased handgun about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, when he pulled the trigger, thinking it was unloaded. Wickersham said the bullet hit the girl's wrist, then went into her... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

6 October 2010

Australian Associated Press

Gold Coast theme park Dreamworld won't host a Christmas party for a gun company on its Tiger Island because the firm's website shows photographs of exotic animals killed for sport. The theme park's management is refusing to back down after angry correspondence from Nioa, one of Australia's largest firearm and ammunition suppliers. Dreamworld chief executive Noel Dempsey said Nioa had been offered an alternative site for its party after it was decided Tiger Island was... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

6 October 2010

Law.com (USA) / Fulton County Daily Report (Georgia)

Judges and attorneys in Georgia, Washington and Alabama spent Tuesday coping with the fallout from the arrest last weekend of U.S. District Senior Judge Jack T. Camp on federal drug and gun charges. Judges, including the chief justice of the United States, sought to find someone to oversee the criminal case against Camp and determine how to reassign his caseload. Meanwhile, attorneys experienced in defending federal drug cases noted that the crimes with which Camp is... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

6 October 2010

Philadelphia Inquirer

HARRISBURG - The state House passed a measure expanding gun-owners' rights while scuttling for the second time in as many days an effort by gun-control advocates to close the so-called Florida loophole. In a bipartisan 159-38 vote, the House approved expansion of the so-called castle doctrine, which allows individuals to defend themselves beyond their home - or castle - or vehicle. At the same time, House Republicans, backed by dozens of Democratic supporters, shut... (GunPolicy.org)

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Philippines

6 October 2010

Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) Tuesday turned down a Supreme Court request for judges to be exempted from the total gun ban during the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on Oct. 25. On Monday, the Supreme Court and the Philippine Judges Association appealed for exemptions to the gun ban due to threats to the lives of some judges. One of them, a Regional Trial Court judge in Vigan City, was gunned down on Monday in Tagudin town in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

6 October 2010

Advertiser (Adelaide)

Police have arrested and charged three people with attempted murder over the shooting of a New Boys street gang associate in the city last Thursday. A Windsor Gardens man, 41, and a woman, 45, of Fulham, will today face Adelaide Magistrates Court. They are jointly charged with attempting to murder a teenager who was shot twice in the neck inside Ink Central tattoo parlour on Hindley St. A Parafield Gardens youth, 17, was charged with attempted murder yesterday over... (GunPolicy.org)

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Papua New Guinea,Australia

6 October 2010

Transparency International

Transparency International PNG (TIPNG) Chairman Peter Aitsi, is calling on the CS Minister Hon. Tony Aimo to fully disclose the commitments made in relation to the K9m firearm purchase from Australian firearms manufacturer Metal Storm. TI PNG is making this call after the Minister and Commissioner's media statement in the daily papers (Monday 04/10/2010) seems to be contradicted by an official press release from Metal Storm that says a purchase contract was signed by... (GunPolicy.org)

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