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Gun Policy News, 29 October 2010

United States

29 October 2010

Philadelphia Inquirer

An unlikely figure has thrown his weight and his wallet behind an attack ad in the Pennsylvania governor's race: New York's mayor, Michael Bloomberg. The billionaire mayor put up $500,000 to underwrite a gun-control group's 30-second commercial urging voters to reject Republican candidate Tom Corbett, and to aid the group's efforts in other Pennsylvania races. The anti-Corbett spot, financed via Bloomberg's donation to CeaseFire PA, began airing Monday on network and... (

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United States

29 October 2010

Washington Post, Book review

The Gun, By C.J. Chivers Simon & Schuster. 481 pp. $28 It is indisputably the most produced and iconic firearm design in history. Its distinctive curved magazine and pistol grip are recognized even by those with little knowledge of guns. It is the Avtomat Kalashnikova designed in 1947 - the AK-47. Although it bears Mikhail Kalashnikov's name, the AK's ubiquitous presence on the world stage more than six decades after its adoption as the standard Soviet-issue rifle can... (

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