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Gun Policy News, 15 May 2011

United States

15 May 2011

Montgomery Advertiser (Alabama), Column

There are too many guns floating around here these days. In fact, there are so many that the city of Montgomery an­nounced Thursday that it would pay to get them off the streets: $50 per gun, no ques­tions asked. They'll take what­ever you've got -- handguns, shotguns, rifles. Just take your guns to any fire station during a certain time period next Fri­day and you'll get the cash and have a shot to win a prize. City officials are expecting such a turnout that... (

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United States

15 May 2011

Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), Editorial

You might find me bellied up to the bar at The Old Bag of Nails or Jimmy V's Grill & Pub in uptown Westerville, but you won't find me there for long if my state representative walks through the door. There's a good chance Anne Gonzales will be packing heat, and I prefer my beer without guns. Before 53 Republicans and three Democrats in the Ohio House voted Thursday to pass a bill allowing gun-permit holders to carry their concealed weapons into bars, restaurants and... (

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United States

15 May 2011

Buffalo News (New York)

Buffalo held its fourth gun buyback Saturday, and police collected more than 600 firearms at seven churches throughout the city. The no-questions-asked program yielded more than 200 nonworking guns, 170 rifles, 219 handguns and even a 12-gauge "street sweeper" assault rifle. A curious aspect of the program was that more than half the weapons were turned in at just one of the seven locations— St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in South Buffalo, considered among the... (

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United States

15 May 2011

Detroit Free Press

It was a time card -- not gunplay -- that did in Eugene Brown. The 44-year-old Detroit police sergeant has been a stone in the shoe of the department since 2000, when a Free Press series spotlighted his extraordinary record of nine shootings -- three of them fatal -- in just six years. The shootings cost the city millions of dollars in lawsuits and helped push the Police Department into federal oversight. Defenders and critics say the police brass used allegations of... (

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