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Gun Policy News, 3 May 2011

United States

3 May 2011

San Francisco Chronicle

PLEASANTON - A federal appeals court panel ruled Monday that gun show promoters have failed to show that a ban on firearms at the Alameda County Fairgrounds violates their right to keep and bear arms. Rather than dismissing the promoters' 12-year-old lawsuit, however, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco gave the plaintiffs another chance to produce evidence that the ban unreasonably restricts law-abiding citizens' ability to obtain guns for... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

3 May 2011

Seattle Post-Intelligencer / Kitsap Sun (Washington)

BREMERTON, Washington — The lawyer for a former Bremerton police officer accused of illegally selling guns says it's a regulatory issue that could have been handled without accusing him of a crime. Roy Alloway was indicted by a federal grand jury and charged Friday in federal court in Tacoma with unlawfully dealing in firearms at gun shows. Attorney Bob Goldsmith says Alloway never thought he was breaking the law and it's largely a paperwork problem. The Kitsap Sun... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mexico,United States

3 May 2011

Daily Caller (Washington DC)

Rep. Darrell Issa, the California Republican who chairs the House Oversight Committee, was able to question Attorney General Eric Holder for the first time over the Project Gunrunner and Operation Fast and Furious scandal during a Tuesday morning hearing of the House Judiciary Committee. The scandal involves a sting operation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in which American guns – including AK-47 assault rifles and military-grade,... (GunPolicy.org)

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India

3 May 2011

Indian Express

Punjab Police have busted an interstate gang of gun runners dealing in bootleg weapons made in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The gang operated with the connivance of police personnel as, of the 15 persons arrested, seven are from the police force. Police claimed this gang was the main supplier of arms to Maoists and they were investigating its links with other terror groups. Addressing a press conference here today, Director General of Police, Punjab, PS... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

3 May 2011

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

A day after news that a grand jury has indicted him and three others accused of illegal gun dealing, one man targeted claims the federal probe is a shot against Western Washington gun shows. Belfair resident Mark Skiles was among the four men indicted late last week on charges of unlawful gun dealing. Two of the men were also accused of other more serious gun crimes. Federal prosecutors contend Skiles, 46, and the others were essentially professional gun dealers who... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

3 May 2011

Los Angeles Times

Local governments have a legitimate purpose in keeping guns out of public places, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a gun-rights case that has been in dispute for a dozen years. Gun show promoters Russell and Sallie Nordyke brought a lawsuit after Alameda County officials passed an ordinance in 1999 prohibiting firearms and ammunition from public property, including the county fairgrounds where the couple had displayed and sold guns for years. The Nordykes... (GunPolicy.org)

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