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Gun Policy News, 2 January 2011

United States

2 January 2011

Cleveland Plain Dealer (Ohio), Editorial

There they go again. The Ohio Supreme Court -- in tandem with the state legislature -- seems determined to deny cities the right to govern themselves, in flagrant disregard of a key principle enshrined in the Ohio Constitution. On Wednesday, the Republican-dominated high court upheld the right of lobbyists -- er, lawmakers -- to usurp home rule when it comes to passing legislation such as assault-weapon bans and handgun registration requirements. In a 5-2 decision,... (

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United States

2 January 2011

WALB-TV News (Georgia)

ALBANY, Georgia - An Albany police officer is suspended with pay after he was arrested on New Years Day for recklessly firing the department's gun while celebrating the start of 2011. Officer Grady Rachel Jr. spent several hours behind bars in Lee County for firing his Albany Police Department issued weapons. The celebration took place at 114 Elejay Court off of Lover's Lane road in the Wisteria Estates Subdivision. "Witnesses stated they were ducking down in their... (

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