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Gun Policy News, 27 April 2011

Canada

27 April 2011

Canadian Press

OTTAWA — A man who advises the Conservative government on firearms policies has compared the Ontario Provincial Police to a fascist paramilitary group and the Nazi SS. Dr. Mike Ackermann, a physician in Nova Scotia, was appointed in 2006 to a firearms advisory committee, reporting to then-public safety minister Stockwell Day. He is still a member of the group. Ackermann wrote a note in a Canadian Firearms Digest mailing list earlier this month discussing a police... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nepal

27 April 2011

Reuters

KATHMANDU - An administrative court freed Nepal's former Crown Prince Paras Wednesday over his firing a gun during an argument with a guest at a resort, but only after warning the ex-royal not to repeat such incidents in future, an official said. Thirty-nine year old Paras, infamous for his nightclub brawls and drink-driving allegations while heir to the throne, had been bail since December last year after being detained for two days in the southern district of... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

27 April 2011

Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — A discussion of the January shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabriel Giffords is not on the agenda of the NRA's annual meeting, though some members attending expect opposing groups and others to try to make it one. "The people in here don't pose a threat to society," said Gara Gifford, 60. She's not an NRA member, though her husband Gary, 61, is. "That guy who got Gabrielle Giffords was just off his rocker." On Friday, Giffords is scheduled to make a public... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

27 April 2011

Wall Street Journal (USA) / Walmart

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is quietly bringing back rifles, shotguns and ammunition to hundreds of U.S. stores as the hurting retail giant seeks to reinvigorate its one-stop shopping appeal and attract more male customers. The world's largest retailer stopped selling hunting rifles and bullets at all but a third of its U.S. stores five years ago, citing diminishing sales. It is now restoring them to hundreds of locations, bringing the total to nearly half of its more than... (GunPolicy.org)

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