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Gun Policy News, 20 February 2012

United States

20 February 2012

Los Angeles Times

Chuck Michel's strategy for crime-fighting rests on the element of surprise: Keep the bad guys guessing who's armed and who's not. "If 5% of the ducks could shoot back, you're not going to go duck hunting," said the Long Beach lawyer representing many Californians denied concealed weapons permits and, in his view, their constitutional right to self-defense. For decades, that argument has fallen flat in the courtroom. Judges have routinely held that denying permits to... (GunPolicy.org)

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India

20 February 2012

Los Angeles Times

CHANDIGARH, India — Vikramjit Singh stands in the parking lot of a posh club in Chandigarh discussing one of his favorite subjects: guns. He owns 10 or so; he can't remember exactly. They may come in handy if the old family feud resurfaces. In a Hatfield-versus-McCoy saga that haunts the 25-year-old student, his grandfather was shot to death here in the western state of Punjab and his father imprisoned for a retaliatory murder. Although the two clans signed a truce a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

20 February 2012

CBC News (Canada)

Firearm lobbyists say the battle over the gun registry may be over, but the gun control debate is just heating up. They are now going after the licencing system that came into effect with the registry 17 years ago. "I think most guys at the gun counter will think it's over. Thank goodness," said Brian Ramakko, who owns an outdoors store in Sudbury. But Tony Bernardo, one of Canada's most vocal gun advocate, disagrees. "It's actually the beginning of the debate," he... (GunPolicy.org)

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