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Gun Policy News, 18 October 2010

United States

18 October 2010

Associated Press

LAUDERDALE LAKES, Florida - Broward County authorities say an unidentified 47-year-old man shot and killed himself at a shooting range. The man left a suicide note Friday morning at the Arizona Shooting Range in Lauderdale Lakes. No further details were immediately released. In August, a central Florida man sent distraught text messages to friends before fatally shooting himself at a gun range and allegedly killing a 21-year-old woman. In 2009, two men fatally shot... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

18 October 2010

Australian Associated Press

Prospective gun owners would have to pass a mental health test before being granted a firearms licence under recommendations submitted by a NSW coroner. After inquiring into the self-inflicted shooting death of a man during a confrontation with police in Sydney, Deputy State Coroner Paul MacMahon found the licensed gun owner had posed a "very great danger" to many unsuspecting people. The 22-year-old man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, drew a Glock pistol... (GunPolicy.org)

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