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Gun Policy News, 23 April 2011

United States

23 April 2011

WSVN-TV News (Miami)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - A judge has decided the father of the toddler at the center of an investigation involving the shooting death of his mother will not see his son… for now. At the Broward County Courthouse Friday, the judge ordered Troy Bailey Jr. stay with the family on his mother's side. The 2-year-old's father, Troy Bailey Sr., had claimed his son accidentally shot his mother, 33-year-old Julia Bennett, in her apartment Wednesday night. According to... (

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23 April 2011

Times of India

MUMBAI - Even Dirty Harry would have approved of the clean-up job. After years of showing generous leniency, the Mumbai police began gunning for errant arms owners in 2010, revoking as many as 278 gun licences for "misuse". It was a significant change of heart for a police force that just the previous year found only four licensed gun holders violating the law. "We have tightened the screws after the 26/11 terror attacks," said a senior police official on the condition... (

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United States

23 April 2011

New York Times, Editorial

Months after Al Gore's defeat in 2000, Terry McAuliffe, then the Democratic Party chief, urged Democrats to steer clear of gun control, warning of the "devastating impact on elections" wrought by the gun lobby's monied campaign attacks. Far too many Democratic politicians have since followed that cynical doctrine. The gun lobby's power has only grown while 30,000 Americans die each year by gun violence. So it is heartening to hear an unwavering call for stronger... (

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