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Gun Policy News, 18 May 2011

United States

18 May 2011

Advocate (Louisiana) / AP

PIERRE PART, Louisiana — A man shot and killed himself outside a south Louisiana seafood restaurant just minutes after killing his ex-girlfriend and getting into a shootout with a patron, authorities said Tuesday. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said the shooting began about 10:30 a.m. at Landry's Seafood Restaurant, where the woman worked, in the unincorporated community of Pierre Part, about 50 miles west of New Orleans. Waguespack said Paul French, 51,... (

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United States

18 May 2011

La Crosse Tribune (Wisconsin), Editorial

The push for a concealed-carry law in Wisconsin raises questions that we can't seem to understand: * Why do the leaders of our state insist on making it more difficult to vote while making it easier to carry a weapon? Why do you have to show a photo ID to vote when, under one of the concealed-carry proposals, you can apply for a license by mail without proof of identification? * At a time when our state leaders are intent on cutting personnel costs to reduce the... (

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18 May 2011

Record (Ontario)

KITCHENER — A woman who was barred from her home during a fruitless search for a missing gun is suing Waterloo Regional Police for $10,000. The lawsuit in small claims court stems from a high profile 2007 incident in which an undercover officer's handgun was stolen near Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute. The loaded gun was left unattended in a backpack — along with ammunition, pepper spray and other gear — when the officer crossed the street to investigate... (

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18 May 2011

Caribbean News Now (USA)

BELMOPAN, Belize -- Mexican and Belizean government officials inaugurated a training course on forensic ballistics to members of the Belize Police Department and Forensic Services by a specialist from the Mexican Federal Attorney General's Office. This special training was conducted from 9 to 13 May at the Police Academy in Belmopan. It is the first of four courses included in the 7TH Technical and Scientific Cooperation Program Belize-Mexico 2010-2012. More than 40... (

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