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Gun Policy News, 23 October 2010

New Zealand

23 October 2010

New Zealand Press Association

A woman is dead and a hunter has been charged after a shooting near Turangi, south of Taupo last night. Detective Senior Sergeant Todd Pearce said the body of the 25-year-old woman was found after police said ambulance officers were called to the Kaimanawa Ranges about 11pm yesterday. He said the 25-year-old hunter from Hamilton was with a group of other hunters, and did not know the victim whose name would not be released until all her next-of-kin had been... (

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23 October 2010

Manila Standard Today

Magistrates, judges and prosecutors can carry their guns outside their residence without fear of being arrested. The Commission on Elections exempted them from the coverage of the gun ban, which is in force until the election period ends on Nov. 10. Court Administrator and spokesman Jose Midas Marquez lauded the Comelec decision, saying his office pushed the gun ban exemption "because our judges have become very defenseless from attacks involving cases that are not... (

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23 October 2010

Calgary Herald (Alberta)

Quebec police say an elderly man was killed this week when a trap he had set up for thieves was accidentally triggered. The 75-year-old man, identified as Jos Lawrence Potvin, had rigged a fixed rifle to defend his mobile home from intruders, said the Surete du Quebec. Potvin had installed the gun pointing towards the door of his room and ran a string across the floor to the firearm's trigger. Police said the man accidentally set off the gun and was fatally... (

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