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Gun Policy News, 2 May 2011

United States

2 May 2011

San Francisco Chronicle / AP

SACRAMENTO, California - The California Legislature will not disclose the identities of four lawmakers who sought to carry concealed weapons inside the state Capitol and other legislative buildings, even though all four are publicly known. On Monday, the state Senate cited exemptions in the Legislative Open Records Act as it rejected an inquiry from The Associated Press. The Assembly previously also cited privacy and security concerns in denying the AP's request for... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

2 May 2011

San Francisco Chronicle / AP

SAN FRANCISCO, California - An appeals court has upheld Alameda County's ban on gun shows on government property. But in issuing its decision Monday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave challengers of the ban a chance to rewrite their lawsuit in light of two significant U.S. Supreme Court rulings confirming gun ownership as a fundamental right. Attorney Don Kilmer, who represents organizers of gun shows, said he and his clients are undecided over whether to... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

2 May 2011

San Francisco Chronicle / AP

HOLLISTER, California - Hollister police say a teen is under arrest for accidentally killing a 14-year-old girl over the weekend when a gun he was handling accidentally went off. Detectives early Monday arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with the death of Genevieve Destefanis. Police say a 16-year-old boy was arrested as an accessory soon after. The two teenagers were booked into San Benito County Juvenile Hall. Hollister police Captain David Westrick says... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

2 May 2011

Delaware County Daily Times (Pennsylvania)

PARKSIDE — A proposed gun-control law that was defeated by a 5-2 council vote in September will be on the agenda again for discussion and another vote at the May 25 council session. Under the heading of Ordinance 495, the tabled proposal reads: "It shall be unlawful and it is hereby prohibited for any person or persons to discharge any shotgun, rifle, gun, pistol, revolver, BB gun, or other firearms in the pursuit of game or for the purpose of amusement for himself... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

2 May 2011

ABC News (Australia), Transcript

ALI MOORE, PRESENTER: After the deadly shooting in Tucson, Arizona earlier this year which claimed six lives and injured a congresswoman, gun control advocates were convinced they'd have some weight behind their argument for tighter gun laws in the United States, and they say the US president is finally speaking up. But there appears to be little tangible change to the gun culture in America. If anything, one of the most formidable political lobby groups, the National... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

2 May 2011

Daily Mail (UK)

Rocker Ted Nugent got a standing ovation at the all-powerful National Rifle Association's annual meeting when he urged members to 'turn up the heat' on guns. He said pro-gun supporters need to speak up more and win the public relations battle. Mr Nugent told the crowd of more than 2,300 on Sunday: 'You need to fix everybody in your lives to be absolutely pro-gun. 'You need to talk guns all the time. You need to talk hunting all the time. 'The gun community should be... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

2 May 2011

Washington Post

PITTSBURGH — The National Rifle Association is vying to remain relevant in the 2012 presidential election, with a Democratic president who has not made gun control a priority and many NRA members expecting gun issues to take a back seat to the economy, health care and foreign policy. At the group's annual meeting in Pittsburgh this weekend, NRA leaders and potential Republican candidates warned members again and again from the stage that a second term would give... (GunPolicy.org)

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