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Gun Policy News, 15 October 2010

United States,Israel

15 October 2010

Daily Mail (UK)

Police have launched an international manhunt for a schizophrenic gun collector after his parents were found brutally murdered. The bodies of Arthur and Marian Bellucci were discovered at their home on Staten Island by their daughter. The 25-year-old had gone round to check on her parents after she had not heard from them for some time. She discovered blood all over the hall and immediately called 911. Police sources today said that the prime suspect in the case was... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

15 October 2010

Sydney Morning Herald

Police have begin beefing up security at "secret" locations across Victoria where the force's long-awaited semi-automatic pistols are being stored. The first batch of the rapid-fire weapons arrived this week. But it will be some time before the pistols replace ageing revolvers on the beat. Acting Superintendent Terry Jackson said the guns, costing $7 million, needed custom holsters, rendering the existing Smith & Wesson holsters useless. The .40 calibre Smith &... (GunPolicy.org)

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New Zealand

15 October 2010

New Zealand Press Association

Police have welcomed a law change which means people must have a firearms license to own the type of air rifle used to murder police undercover officer Sergeant Don Wilkinson. The law change comes after the Government moved to reclassify pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) air rifles after they were used in the Auckland murders of Mr Wilkinson in 2008 and Keith Kahi in July this year. Police national coordinator of firearms control, Inspector Joe Green said the law change... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

15 October 2010

Miami Herald

While investigating the bizarre shooting of a 12-year-old, deputies say they found an arsenal of weapons under the 17-year-old suspect's bed: A pair of nine-millimeter pistols, a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol, a Tech 9 machine gun, a 12-gauge Mossburg shotgun, and a host of Chinese throwing stars, swords and other martial arts weapons. And on Thursday, Jose Torres, a student at Deerfield Beach High School, was charged with shooting his neighbor, 12-year-old... (GunPolicy.org)

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India

15 October 2010

Times of India

JAMSHEDPUR - The first-time minister, Gopal Krishna Patar alias Raja Peter, disapproves "gun culture". This he made clear on Thursday. During his maiden visit to the city on Wednesday, after becoming a minister in the Arjun Munda-led government, Peter's overenthusiastic supporters had fired shots in the air to accord him a rousing welcome. But their "daring" act boomeranged as Peter made public his displeasure to it. "I don't like display of guns and firing shots in... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

15 October 2010

Miami Herald

A 12-year-old Deerfield Beach boy shot by a neighborhood playmate earlier this week died of his injuries Friday. Criminal charges against 17-year-old Jose Torres have been upgraded to felony manslaughter and tampering with evidence, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. Anthony Alejandre was mortally wounded Monday while playing at next-door neighbor's house, in the 600 block of NW First Way. Torres is accused of firing a .38 caliber pistol at Alejandre, at near... (GunPolicy.org)

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