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Gun Policy News, 26 May 2011

United States

26 May 2011

Daily Breeze (Los Angeles) / AP

LOS ANGELES, California - A San Pedro man has been arrested after killing his 16-year-old friend with a shotgun blast but he says it was an accident. Authorities say 18-year-old Joseph Hecker was holding the shotgun when he answered his door Tuesday afternoon. Police say the gun went off, striking his longtime friend Dale Lee Soto in the chest. The Torrance Daily Breeze says Hecker told investigators the shooting was accidental. He was arrested on suspicion of murder... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

26 May 2011

Tulsa World (Oklahoma)

OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin signed a measure Wednesday that allows people with concealed-carry permits to leave weapons in locked vehicles in CareerTech campus parking lots. "I believe, as does our Legislature, that it is reasonable to allow a gun owner with a concealed-weapons permit to leave his or her gun locked in the car while visiting a career technology center," Fallin said. "Permit holders already have that right at most locations in Oklahoma. This is a... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

26 May 2011

Salt Lake Tribune (Utah)

In a state with some of the least-restrictive gun laws in the nation, running a wide-open arms market appears to be a booming business niche for KSL. KSL.com's free classified advertising site, now also the classified ads site for the Deseret News, has been wildly successful in general, even outdoing Craigslist.com, something no other local online classifieds site can boast about. But it's in firearms sales that KSL.com really shines, with about 1,000 rifles, 1,000... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

26 May 2011

Salt Lake Tribune (Utah)

Hundreds of the weapons advertised on KSL.com classifieds are rapid-firing military weapons with pedigrees from around the world. The proliferation of these weapons, based on military designs, including the ubiquitous AK-47 by Mikhail Kalashnikov, have become wildly popular among shooting enthusiasts. And that popularity is a grave concern to gun-control activists. "I don't know how anyone can justify having one of those weapons," says Steven Gunn, a spokesman for the... (GunPolicy.org)

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