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Gun Policy News, 20 April 2011

Canada,Trinidad & Tobago,Bermuda

20 April 2011

Royal Gazette (Bermuda)

Bermuda's latest gun victim David Clarke was the third foreigner killed in two years; something that's "bound to risk the Island's reputation", according to Governor Sir Richard Gozney. Mr Clarke, 26, was born in Barbados but lived in Bermuda since his family moved here when he was four. He was shot dead on North Shore Road, Devonshire, around 10.30pm on Sunday. His murder follows that of Jamaican James Lawes, gunned down in Pembroke on March 22, 2010, and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ireland

20 April 2011

RTÉ (Dublin)

A group of doctors are calling on the Department of Justice and Equality to cease issuing gun licences until medical checks for applicants are clarified and agreed with the Irish Medical Organisation. A GP in Mayo and former IMO president Dr Ken Egan is supporting a motion tabled for the organisation's annual meeting next week, calling for clear medical assessment criteria. He said this was important given the increase in suicides and other incidents. To be eligible... (GunPolicy.org)

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India

20 April 2011

Times of India

NEW DELHI - In the fifth major haul this year by Delhi Police - and the third by the crime branch - another gun-running racket with its base in UP and Bihar and market in Delhi has been unearthed. "Unlike the other consignments, this gang used to deal only with sophisticated semi-automatic weapons. Though the pistols carry marks claiming that they have been manufactured in Italy and England, all the five revolvers recovered have been traced to Munger district of... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States,United Kingdom

20 April 2011

Associated Press

NORTHBOROUGH - A Northborough man and two gun rights groups have sued the town police chief and the head of the state Firearms Records Bureau in federal court, claiming a state law that bars legal immigrants from owning handguns is unconstitutional. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court on Friday, says Eoin Pryal was denied an application for a license to carry a handgun by Northborough police because he is not a U.S. citizen, but a permanent resident alien from the... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

20 April 2011

Associated Press

PHOENIX - Arizona lawmakers have approved a bill to recognize a Colt revolver as the state's official firearm. The measure won final legislative approval before the session adjourned early Wednesday morning and goes to Gov. Jan Brewer. The House had rejected the bill earlier in the all-night session but later reconsidered its action and passed it. Connecticut-based Colt had lobbied to have the official status for the company's Single-Action Army revolver. Democratic... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

20 April 2011

Associated Press

HOUSTON - Police are trying to determine how a Houston kindergartener got a loaded gun that he brought to an elementary school, where officials say it accidentally fired when it fell from his pocket as he sat down for lunch, wounding himself and two other students. Some parents said the incident has made them think twice about safety at the school and they wonder if additional security measures, including extra officers and even metal detectors, are needed. School... (GunPolicy.org)

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