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Gun Policy News, 4 April 2011

Canada

4 April 2011

Globe & Mail (Toronto)

Stephen Harper is targeting the long-run registry again, promising during a visit to the Niagara region Monday morning that he would scrap it if re-elected. He's also pledging to create a hunting and wildlife advisory panel made up of hunters, fishers and conservation groups to offer Ottawa advice on endangered species and wetland protection. Mr. Harper's first campaign stop Monday was carefully chosen. He's making the pledge in the partly-rural Ontario riding of... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

4 April 2011

San Francisco Chronicle / Bloomberg (USA)

It's every employer's nightmare. A year ago, Edgar Tillery was told by his supervisor at the Indiana Workforce Development Department that his performance as an auditor was subpar, and that he should shape up or consider resigning. His response? He went outside to his parked car, grabbed a gun, and came back firing, court documents say. Luckily the weapon jammed, and no one was hurt. Tillery is now serving a 15-year prison sentence. Business groups seized on the... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

4 April 2011

Associated Press

ALBANY, New York - The critically wounded receptionist who phoned police during a gunman's rampage two years ago has broken her public silence to ask for a renewed federal ban on large-capacity gun magazines like those Jiverly Wong used to fire 97 bullets in under two minutes, killing 13 and wounding four others. Shirley DeLucia, who played dead under her desk at the American Civic Association in Binghamton, said the only point of those magazines is to inflict "as much... (GunPolicy.org)

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