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Gun Policy News, 19 April 2011

South Africa

19 April 2011

Pretoria News (South Africa)

In a victory for potential firearm owners, police will have four months to respond to applications for competency certificates. According to a Pretoria High Court ruling, the police have agreed that these applications be considered within four months of their lodging. The agreement follows an application brought by the South African Intruder Detection Association, several security companies and about 4 500 individual security officers. Part of the agreement reached... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

19 April 2011

Associated Press

A kindergartener brought a gun to his Houston elementary school and was among three students injured when it dropped from his pocket during lunchtime and accidentally fired, officials said. One bullet discharged at about 11 a.m. in the school's cafeteria, spraying fragments at the students, said Houston Independent School District Assistant Police Chief Robert Mock. "Either some type of chips off the floor, or it could be pieces of the round that discharged," Mock... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

19 April 2011

Arizona Daily Star

PHOENIX - Calling the legislation "poorly written," Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday vetoed legislation that would have let people carry their guns in the public rights of way through university and community college campuses. She also nixed legislation that would have required candidates for president to provide documents proving they meet the federal constitutional requirement to be a "natural-born citizen" before their name is placed on the ballot. Brewer said giving the... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

19 April 2011

Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — The leader of the National Rifle Association said Tuesday that the outcome of next year's presidential election is important to gun owners because the Second Amendment "hangs by just one vote" in the U.S. Supreme Court. Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the NRA, didn't voice support for any single presidential candidate, but he complained that President Barack Obama's choices for the high court support laws that restrict gun ownership. "The... (GunPolicy.org)

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