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Gun Policy News, 28 October 2011


28 October 2011

Australian (Sydney)

Bob Katter's Australia Party is giving bullets to gun clubs in return for their political support. Gun dealer and party vice-president Robert Nioa yesterday confirmed the "sponsorship" scheme as Queensland Attorney-General Paul Lucas condemned the fledgling political entity's financial links to shooting interests. Mr Lucas said he was seeking crown law advice over a loophole in electoral laws that spared the party from having to declare more than $500,000 in donations... (

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North Africa,East Africa,Rwanda

28 October 2011

New Times (Rwanda)

In a bid to implement the international declarations and protocols that call upon states to adopt measures to fight against the proliferation of illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), Rwanda on Wednesday officially launched its National Action Plan (NAP). The five-year plan will see national focal points formed, mass mobilisation and campaigns conducted and cross-border cooperation reinforced to effectively control and prevent illegal arms trade in the... (

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28 October 2011

Ottawa Citizen (Ontario)

OTTAWA — The RCMP is refusing to say how much it will cost to destroy all copies of the federal long-gun registry as required by the Conservative government's proposed law shutting down the contentious database. The bill to end the requirement to register long guns introduced this week requires that the Commissioner of Firearms "shall ensure the destruction as soon as feasible of all records" in the registry of non-restricted firearms. The law specifically says that... (

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United States

28 October 2011


SAN ANTONIO - A central Texas gun dealer ran radio ads advising "Socialist" liberals, those who voted for President Barack Obama, Arabs and Muslims that they need not apply for his concealed gun license class. Crockett Keller, who owns Keller's Riverside Store, ran the ads on the radio station in his rural hometown of Mason, Texas, which is 120 miles west of the state capital of Austin. "If you are a Socialist liberal and/or voted for the current campaigner in chief,... (

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28 October 2011

La Croix (France)

[Translated summary: The Sou da Paz Institute, a Brazilian non-governmental organisation that campaigns actively for the prevention of violence sought the help of churches and religious communities to support and justify its campaign of voluntary surrender of firearms and ammunition.] L'institut Sou da Paz, une organisation non-gouvernementale brésilienne qui milite activement pour la prévention de la violence a demandé le concours des Églises et des communautés... (

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