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Gun Policy News, 9 January 2012


9 January 2012

Herald Sun (Melbourne)

Guns outnumber people in 24 Victorian towns a special investigation has revealed and the figures have horrified the anti-gun lobby. The East Gippsland hamlet of Swifts Creek has the highest ratio: 774 registered firearms shared by just 278 residents. French Island in Western Port Bay and Harrow, in the Wimmera, rounded out the top three gun hot spots. National Coalition for Gun Control chairwoman Sam Lee said more guns led to more crime. Annual figures show an... (

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United States

9 January 2012

Huffington Post (USA)

The media has been awash this holiday season with stories about a "dramatic increase" in gun sales in the United States. CNN, for example, declared, "December holiday shoppers were not just interested in buying the hottest electronics and toys--they also were purchasing record numbers of guns." USA Today claimed, "Along with millions of Kindles, Angry Birds and gift cards, Santa left a record number of guns under Americans' Christmas trees." Reuters gushed about "16.5... (

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