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Gun Policy News, 8 May 2011

United States

8 May 2011

San Francisco Chronicle / AP

LOS ANGELES, California - A man shot and killed his girlfriend and two 5-year-old twins before turning the gun on himself in a murder-suicide inside an SUV that was witnessed by three other children, Los Angeles authorities said Sunday. The shootings occurred Saturday night in a residential area of East Los Angeles, according to Sheriff's Sgt. Michael Thomas. Salvador Acevedo, 45, was driving with his girlfriend, Iris Oseguera, their young twins and three other... (

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United States

8 May 2011

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin)

A newly floated bill that would allow Wisconsin residents to carry concealed weapons without getting permits, background checks or training would essentially let the state catch up with the latest thinking in gun law, according to backers who call the approach "constitutional carry." Others, however, seem stunned at the idea that anyone who could lawfully own a gun could carry it just about anywhere, under a coat or in a purse, without any government oversight. The... (

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