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Gun Policy News, 17 October 2010


17 October 2010

Press Trust of India

The Maharashtra Government has informed the Bombay High Court that it would frame new rules within six weeks for issuing gun licences to ensure that only those residing in the state availed this facility. The Government's assurance came in response to a petition alleging misuse of gun licence rules to accommodate persons hailing from other states such as former Bihar Minister Jamshed Ashraf. The Government told the court on Thursday that the new rules would enumerate... (

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17 October 2010

Channel NewsAsia

MANILA - Calls are being made for stricter gun control measures in the Philippines. Observers in the Philippines said getting a gun in the country was easy. They added getting a gun legally would take some effort - including passing a neuropsychiatric - but it was not hard to do so. But more than just measures, observers said the culture of impunity also needed greater scrutiny. Gun owner Carlos said: "If you have the money and the connection, just like with... (

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United States

17 October 2010

St Petersburg Times (Florida)

TAMPA — Two men meet at a park one Sunday afternoon in September. One is playing basketball with his daughter. The other has a gun tucked in his pants. The two men argue about a kid who's skateboarding. The man with the gun tries to enforce the rules. The other man lunges. The unarmed man takes his last breath in front of his 8-year-old daughter. Two days later, authorities charge the gun owner with manslaughter. Case closed? Maybe not. If history serves, the... (

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