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Gun Policy News, 12 October 2010

Philippines

12 October 2010

Philippine Daily Inquirer, Editorial

About three weeks ago Pro-Life Philippines Foundation Inc., ABA Party-list and Ang Kapatiran Party petitioned the House of Representatives to pass the Citizen Protection Act of 2010. It is a measure that would regulate the bearing of firearms and deadly weapons in public places, penalize its violation, and provide general amnesty and financial rewards for the voluntary surrender and decommissioning of loose firearms. The measure has the same objective as the... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

12 October 2010

National Public Radio (USA)

The AK-47 was designed after World War II by the Soviets, who issued the guns to the communist army's conscripted forces. In the past few decades, the AK-47 has become one of the weapons of choice for many groups — and one of the most commonly smuggled weapons in the world. One of the first true assault rifles, the AK-47, or Kalashnikov, was designed for soldiers who have to endure terrible conditions on the battlefield: It's light, it can carry a lot of ammunition,... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

12 October 2010

CNN, Opinion

NEW YORK - A handful of states with weak gun laws are the largest contributors to the U.S. market for illegally trafficked guns. That's the alarming finding of "Trace the Guns: The Link Between Gun Laws and Interstate Gun Trafficking," a new groundbreaking report issued by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a coalition of more than 500 mayors that I co-chair with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. "Trace the Guns" examines troves of new data released to Mayors Against Illegal Guns... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

12 October 2010

Regina Leader-Post (Saskatchewan), Opinion

In recent years, the debate regarding the long-gun registry law have been contentious, to say the least. It has been a hot-button issue from the start and will likely remain that way. The long-gun registry is an act that will not likely be pulled from statute. Nor should it be. The reasoning behind the registry was mainly to have a database of the various guns distributed through the country in order to help in criminal investigations. A few events across Canada... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

12 October 2010

Cleveland Plain Dealer (Ohio)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Cleveland's ongoing quest to enforce tougher gun control rules than state law requires reached Ohio's top court on Tuesday. The Ohio Supreme Court heard arguments in a case pitting the city against the state. The city is fighting to govern its residents with its own set of rules rather than those imposed by an Ohio statute. Ohio's constitution allows cities to exercise "home rule" to enforce policing ordinances as long as those local rules do not... (GunPolicy.org)

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Southern Europe,Eastern Europe,Albania,United States

12 October 2010

Associated Press

TIRANA, Albania - Defence Ministers from southeast Europe meeting in Albania have expressed concern about the proliferation of small arms from former Communist military arsenals and Balkan wars. They pledged Tuesday to work more closely to prevent the spread of looted and unrecovered weaponry. Albania's military stores were looted during a revolt in 1997. Officials from Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, Serbia,... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

12 October 2010

KMOX Radio News (Missouri)

EAST ST. LOUIS, Illinois - A garbage man is getting credit for helping to disarm a naked man who fired several shots from an AK-47 assault rifle early Tuesday in East St. Louis. The gunman is now in custody. Police say the suspect, who was not wearing any clothes, fired shots that struck a woman in the 800 block of North 36th Street. She's not seriously wounded, police say. The gunman fled in a PT Cruiser and fired on at least two more people before encountering the... (GunPolicy.org)

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