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Gun Policy News, 26 April 2011

China

26 April 2011

Associated Press

BEIJING, China - A Chinese state news agency says a man who killed four policemen in a shootout in eastern China has been executed. It was a rare case of gun violence in a country where private firearms ownership is illegal. The official Xinhua News Agency says 51-year-old Liu Jianjun was put to death Tuesday. The Intermediate People's Court of Tai'an city in Shandong handed him the death penalty in March for murder and illegal possession of guns and... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

26 April 2011

MSNBC News (USA)

A momentary lapse in attention was all it took for a toddler to grab a loaded gun and fatally shoot his mother, a 911 call of the incident revealed Monday. According to a man identified in the call as the 2-year-old boy's father, the boy grabbed the hand gun and before the man could get it away from the inquisitive child, the toddler had pulled the trigger. The bullet hit Julia Bennett in the back, killing the 33-year-old Miramar woman. "The little boy take it up off... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

26 April 2011

Delaware Gazette (Ohio) / AP

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A 12-year-old Ohio boy was charged with murder in juvenile court Tuesday, days after telling a 911 dispatcher he shot his mother's boyfriend because the man threatened him. A complaint alleges that the boy used a .22-caliber revolver to shoot the man behind one ear early Saturday at a home in central Ohio's Delaware County. The boy reported the shooting to a dispatcher just after midnight. Then his mother took the phone, saying between screams and... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

26 April 2011

United Press International

WASHINGTON - Almost one-third of U.S. households report having any guns in the home -- the lowest level ever since the survey began in the 1970s, a survey indicates. The report by the Violence Policy Center is an analysis of data from the General Social Survey conducted by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. The report says household gun ownership peaked in 1977, with 54 percent of households reported having any guns. However, by 2010... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

26 April 2011

Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A bill sparked by a pediatrician who told a mother to find another doctor when she refused to answer questions about guns in her home has passed the Florida House on Tuesday. The bill (HB 155) that would restrict what kind of conversations doctors can have with patients about firearms passed on a party-line vote of 88-30. It now goes to the Senate, where it has a companion measure (SB 432). The latest version was seen as a compromise between the... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

26 April 2011

Palm Beach Post (Florida)

A compromise between two big Republican backers — the Florida Medical Association and the National Rifle Association — cleared the GOP-dominated House Tuesday, setting new standards for doctors treating gun-owning patients and families. The legislation (CS/HB 155) bars health care professionals from including in a patient's health record information about gun ownership, unless it is relevant to medical care or the safety of others. An earlier version of the bill... (GunPolicy.org)

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