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Gun Policy News, 7 October 2010


7 October 2010

National Post (Toronto)

OTTAWA — A New Democrat who formerly opposed the federal long-gun registry will table a private member's bill Friday that he hopes will make the database more palatable to rural Canadians by decriminalizing failure to sign up. Charlie Angus, MP for Timmins-James Bay in northern Ontario, was among six New Democrats who helped save the gun registry by withdrawing their support last month for a Conservative backbencher's bill to scrap it. Mr. Angus said Thursday that... (

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United States,Mexico

7 October 2010

Associated Press

MEXICO CITY — U.S. and Mexican officials are just now fully employing a gun-tracing program touted as a key deterrent to weapons-smuggling, nearly three years after it was first announced in Mexico and weeks after an inspector general's preliminary report called it underused and unsuccessful. Not enough Mexican investigators had been trained on or had access to the electronic database designed to trace illegally seized weapons to origins in the U.S., a top official... (

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United States,Mexico

7 October 2010

Washington Post

MEXICO CITY -- Efforts to stem the smuggling of weapons from the United States to Mexican drug cartels have been frustrated by bureaucratic infighting, a lack of training and the delayed delivery of a computer program to Mexico, according to U.S. and Mexican officials. In the past four years, Mexico has submitted information about more than 74,000 guns seized south of the border that the government suspects were smuggled from the United States. But much of the data is... (

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