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Gun Policy News, 17 April 2011

St Kitts & Nevis

17 April 2011

Office of The Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis has another tool to deal with the trafficking of illegal guns into the twin-island Federation. The Federation's Permanent Representative to the Organisation of American States (OAS) in Washington D.C., Her Excellency Jacinth Henry-Martin on Friday signed a firearms marking agreement. Within the framework of the Committee of the Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking... (

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17 April 2011

Sydney Morning Herald

There were two MPs from the Shooters and Fishers Party in the NSW upper house before the state election and the same two are there now. They are Bob Smith, who was re-elected last week on the 308th count of the vote, and Bob Borsak, who is known in shooting circles as "the Elephant Man" after bagging a bull pachydermata on a hunting trip to Africa. When Parliament resumes on May 3, the two Bobs will begin their push for legislative changes to enhance the activities of... (

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United States

17 April 2011

Associated Press

WHITE CITY, Oregon - Cynthia Willis calls up and down the firing range to be sure everyone knows she is shooting, squares up in a two-handed stance with her Walther P-22 automatic pistol and fires off a clip in rapid succession. Willis is not only packing a concealed handgun permit in her wallet, she also has a medical marijuana card. That combination has led the local sheriff to try to take her gun permit away. She is part of what is considered the first major court... (

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United States

17 April 2011

Washington Post

Parishioners carried Bibles in embroidered cases, babies with ribbons in their hair, and flutes, violins and sheet music into Immanuel Bible Church for Palm Sunday services. And a few carried guns, tucked into waistbands, hidden under suit jackets. At least a dozen members of this Springfield congregation routinely bring concealed weapons to services, said the Rev. Steve Holley, the church's pastor of ministries. Since the Virginia attorney general published an... (

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United States

17 April 2011

Desert Sun (California)

Across Riverside County, gun sales are booming at a much faster rate than the population is growing. A surge in recent gun violence and fatal shootings in the Coachella Valley points to the ubiquity of guns in the community, most of them legal and legally owned. From 2000 to 2010, the county's firearm sales increased more than 154 percent, state figures show. The county's population, meanwhile, grew by 42 percent over the same time. In all, more than 169,500... (

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United States

17 April 2011

Hudson Hub Times (Ohio)

COLUMBUS - Permitted Ohioans would be allowed to carry concealed firearms into bars and restaurants that sell alcohol as long as they're not imbibing, under legislation OK'd by the Ohio Senate April 13. Substitute Senate Bill 17 passed on a final vote of 25-7 and heads to the Ohio House for further consideration. "This legislation is about affirming law-abiding citizens the right to bear arms," said Sen. Tim Schaffer, a Republican from Lancaster and primary sponsor of... (

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