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Gun Policy News, 6 May 2011

United States

6 May 2011

NBC News (USA)

A Milford man accused of being a white supremacist was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday for his involvement in selling firearms and explosive grenades to an informant he believed was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Alexander DeFelice, 34, was convicted in December on one count of conspiracy, two counts of transferring a firearm to a convicted felon, one count of making explosive grenades and one count of transferring explosive grenades. He also pleaded guilty... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

6 May 2011

Toronto Star (Ontario)

OTTAWA — A group of mothers who have lost sons and daughters to gun violence has penned an open letter to Canadians to save the gun registry. The letter calls on Canadians to write their new MPs to pressure the Conservative majority government to save the registry and its valuable data, already collected. Erasing the registration information on nearly 7 million rifles and shotguns would be a waste of money and a loss of a valuable tool for police, they say. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

6 May 2011

San Jose Mercury News (California) / AP

GILROY, California — Santa Clara County authorities have arrested six people for allegedly breaking into a Gilroy home and torturing the owner before fleeing with a valuable gun collection. Sheriff's Department spokesman Sgt. Rick Sung said four men were arrested this week on suspicion of attempted murder, conspiracy and torture in connection with the ambush at the home of Gary Wise, who was tied up, beaten and had chemicals doused on his body. A fifth man has been... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

6 May 2011

San Francisco Chronicle / AP

LOS ANGELES, California - The city of Los Angeles has a plan to get weapons off the streets: Turn in a handgun or shotgun, get a $100 gift certificate; surrendering an assault weapon earns a $200 certificate. Police Chief Charlie Beck on Friday detailed the city's third gun buyback plan. Last year, more than 2,500 weapons were turned in and more than 1,700 weapons were exchanged in 2009. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, police officers will be stationed at five... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

6 May 2011

Canadian Press

OTTAWA — La coalition pour le contrôle des armes à feu n'a pas perdu de temps. Quatre jours après l'élection d'un gouvernement majoritaire conservateur, elle redémarre sa campagne pour le maintien du registre des armes à feu. Dans une lettre ouverte, les mères de six victimes demandent aux citoyens de contacter leur député nouvellement élu et de réclamer que le registre soit maintenu tel quel. Durant la campagne électorale, le premier ministre Stephen... (GunPolicy.org)

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