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Gun Policy News, 8 October 2011

United States

8 October 2011

New York Times / AP

ATLANTA — A legal battle is brewing in Georgia over whether licensed gun owners should be allowed to carry firearms to churches, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship. The United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, in Atlanta, heard arguments last week on a lawsuit brought by a central Georgia church and the gun rights group GeorgiaCarry.org claiming that a state law banning firearms in places of worship violates their constitutionally protected... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

8 October 2011

Vancouver Sun (British Columbia), Opinion

Re: Gun killings unaffected by firearm control, Oct. 6 The Conservative's principal argument has been that the provisions of the Gun Control Bill have not been effective as a crime control measure and that the bill victimizes rural, long gun owners. They conveniently forget that 75 per cent of firearms deaths in Canada are due to suicide. Rural Canadians are overrepresented in this sad statistic and the great majority of these are caused by long guns. For Canada's... (GunPolicy.org)

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