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Gun Policy News, 25 May 2011

United States

25 May 2011

Salt Lake Tribune (Utah)

Don't bring your loaded gun to the airport, say officials from the Salt Lake City International Airport. Seven arrests involving firearms have been logged since January. And last year officials reported 20 firearm arrests and 35 arrests for possession of other weapons. "This is an alarming pattern," Airport Police Chief Steve Marlovits said in a news release Wednesday. "It has become a common event. The traveling public needs to focus on the fact that guns and weapons... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

25 May 2011

CNN

PRESTONBURG, Kentucky -- For Benjamin Ferguson, the Dewey Lake Fish and Gun Club brings back memories. As a child, Ferguson came to the modest gun range in rural Floyd County, Kentucky, to learn gun safety so he could go deer hunting with his family. Now, the Army veteran and drug counselor has children of his own, six in total. He passes along knowledge about gun operation and safety and encourages his children to explore the guns -- safely, of course. "It's... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

25 May 2011

San Francisco Chronicle / AP

SAN PEDRO, California - Authorities say a student was wounded in the leg when gunfire erupted near a high school in San Pedro. Los Angeles Unified School District spokeswoman Monica Carazo says two people with guns exchanged fire Wednesday afternoon across the street from San Pedro High School. A stray bullet struck a wall on campus and grazed the leg of a female student. Carazo says the student was treated at a hospital for a minor injury. Carazo says police have... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

25 May 2011

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin)

MADISON - Wisconsin residents would be allowed to carry concealed weapons without getting permits or any training under a bill a Senate committee approved Wednesday, and the lead sponsor of the measure said she supported allowing people to bring guns into the state Capitol. The vote came the same day an email from a top aide to Gov. Scott Walker was released that said as of six months ago Walker was prepared to sign "any" concealed weapons legislation. The email was... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

25 May 2011

San Francisco Chronicle / AP

WASHINGTON - For nearly a decade, Colt Defense went without a lobbyist. The legendary gun maker based in West Hartford, Conn., had an exclusive deal to provide combat rifles to the U.S. military and didn't need a hired gun looking out for the company's interests in Washington. Times have changed. After buying more than 700,000 Colt M4 carbines, the Defense Department has started a search for the rifle's successor, giving Colt's competitors the long-awaited chance to... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

25 May 2011

Huffington Post (USA), Opinion

Earlier today, Jared Loughner, a troubled young man who is accused of shooting 20 innocent people, including my colleague, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was found unfit to stand trial for his actions. Mr. Loughner's mental and emotional troubles have been well documented and were well known among classmates, professors and acquaintances well before Mr. Loughner opened fire on that fateful January day. Yet, despite the belief that Mr. Loughner could be a danger to himself... (GunPolicy.org)

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