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Gun Policy News, 29 April 2011

United States

29 April 2011

Associated Press

BISMARCK, North Dakota - Employees at North Dakota's state mental hospital in Jamestown won't be allowed to keep guns in their vehicles while they're at work. Last month, lawmakers passed a bill that says workers can keep firearms locked in their vehicles on company property even if their employers don't like it. The bill allowed employees at the Jamestown state hospital to bring firearms to work as long as the guns were kept in their vehicles. But on Friday the... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States,Mexico

29 April 2011

Politico (Washington DC)

PITTSBURGH — John Bolton suggested Friday that Barack Obama is laying the foundation to push an ambitious gun control agenda if he wins a second term. Trying to make his background relevant to an audience of gun activists, the former ambassador to the United Nations and dark horse presidential candidate accused the administration of using its own failures in the war against Mexican drug cartels as a pretext for more gun control. "We can understand that, as he likes... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

29 April 2011

National Review (USA)

PITTSBURGH - At first glance, life seems good for the National Rifle Association [NRA or US Gun Lobby] and its members. While many conservatives bewailed the era of Democratic rule that began in January 2009, Obama actually signed several pieces of NRA-supported legislation, including bills allowing Americans to bring guns onto Amtrak trains and carry them in national parks. Now a largely pro–Second Amendment Democratic House majority has been replaced by a largely... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

29 April 2011

San Francisco Chronicle, Opinion

Here are three words you don't want to see in an e-mail from your kid's high school: lockdown, incident and firearm. And yet, these words have been appearing in various combinations with alarming frequency of late in messages from the Berkeley High School administration. As noted in a page one news story in Sunday's Chronicle, the school has been rocked by a series of gun-related incidents in recent months. While none of these most recent occurrences has resulted in... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

29 April 2011

Montreal Gazette (Québec)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., is bringing back rifles and shotguns to about 500 US Walmart stores, mostly in rural areas, to broaden product assortment as part of an attempt to make its outlets one-stop shopping destinations. The move comes as the world's largest retailer attempts to reverse seven straight quarters of samestore sales declines at Walmart US. Walmart US already carries hunting weapons in more than 1,000 of its about 3,600 namesake locations. The company sells... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

29 April 2011

Northwest Florida Daily News, Editorial

House and Senate bills that would limit doctors' questions about guns in patients' homes made it through the Legislature, but only after undergoing surgery to remove the most offensive portions. It doesn't matter. Florida lawmakers should have let this idea die on the operating-room table. For a while, it looked as if the legislation would flatly prohibit doctors from asking patients whether they have guns in their homes and how they're stored. There was also the... (GunPolicy.org)

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India

29 April 2011

Press Trust of India

Jammu and Kashmir Police today summoned 695 gun licence holders for questionings in connection with the fake licensing racket in the state. "The 695 licences should appear before investigation officer at Bakshi Nagar Police Station along with the gun licence and to record their statements," a notification issued by the sub-divisional police officer, Bakshi Nagar, said. It also said that they should deposit their guns in the police stations concerned within 15 days... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

29 April 2011

Reuters

A New York City third-grader and his father have been arrested after the boy sold a loaded 9mm pistol to a classmate for $3, police said on Friday. The unidentified boy and his father, Ignacio Galvin, 54, were arrested Thursday in Queens after the buyer's mother alerted school authorities when he came home from class and showed her the weapon, thinking it was a toy. Father-son criminal charges include three counts each of criminal possession of a gun. An additional... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

29 April 2011

Politico (Washington DC)

Ahead of the NRA convention that kicks off today, the leader of the group predicts President Barack Obama will be defeated in 2012 – and the "big gun and hunting" states are going to deliver the fatal blow. "The truth is this election is going to be decided in all the big gun and hunting states," Wayne LaPierre, the National Rifle Association's executive vice president and CEO, told POLITICO. LaPierre, speaking on the eve of the NRA's annual two-day convention in... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

29 April 2011

Associated Press

WASHINGTON - More than 200 people suspected of ties to terrorism bought guns in the U.S. last year legally, FBI figures show. The 247 people who were allowed to buy weapons did so after going through required background checks as required by federal law. It is not illegal for people listed on the government's terror watch list to buy weapons. For years, that has bothered Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., who is trying again to change the law to keep weapons out of the... (GunPolicy.org)

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