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Gun Policy News, 19 October 2010

United States

19 October 2010

KLTV-News (East Texas)

More Texas women are taking advantage of their right to bear arms than ever before. Texas Department of Public Safety numbers show that nearly 31,000 women in Texas obtained a license. This is 40% higher than the previous high in 1996 when concealed handgun permits were first issued in Texas. Marcy Dillon says she decided to get her CHP to protect her children, in case her husband wasn't around to defend them, "It's a security blanket you carry around with you that... (GunPolicy.org)

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Thailand,North Korea,New Zealand,Iran

19 October 2010

New Zealand Press Association

Gaps in New Zealand's company laws that leave the country vulnerable to illegal arms traders need to be addressed urgently, an Oxfam report says. The report, Brokers without Borders, was released yesterday and highlighted the need for a global arms trade treaty. It holds New Zealand up as an example of how illicit arms brokers continue to use international networks of companies to exploit regulatory gaps, when detailing an incident last December when a 35-tonne cache... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

19 October 2010

Globe & Mail (Toronto)

Wendy Cukier, long-time activist, has been selected as one of 25 Transformational Canadians. Wendy Cukier teaches at a business school, so she understands economic imperatives – and the importance of innovation and prosperity. But for the associate dean of Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management, what matters most is preserving core Canadian values around safety, equity and respect for human rights. "I firmly believe that one of the things that will... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

19 October 2010

Sydney Morning Herald

Three men, charged with the murder of a truck driver who was hit by a stray bullet during an alleged gun battle in a Sydney car park, have been refused bail. Bob Knight, 66, from Canberra, was shot as he drove past a KFC outlet at Milperra, in Sydney's south-west, on June 25 last year. The Supreme Court heard today that brothers Moustafa and Mahmoud Mariam were allegedly part of a group that fired on others at the car park. Adel Elkobaili, 20, an alleged member of... (GunPolicy.org)

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New Zealand,Thailand,North Korea

19 October 2010

New Zealand Herald

Gaps in New Zealand's company laws that leave the country vulnerable to illegal arms traders need to be addressed urgently, an Oxfam report says. The report, Brokers without Borders, was released yesterday and highlighted the need for a global arms trade treaty. It holds New Zealand up as an example of how illicit arms brokers continue to use international networks of companies to exploit regulatory gaps, when detailing an incident last December when a 35-tonne cache... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: New Zealand Herald

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