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Gun Policy News, 20 January 2013

United States

20 January 2013

Washington Post

The mass shootings that have rocked communities across the country in recent years — from Blacksburg, Va., to Tucson to Aurora, Colo., to Oak Creek, Wis., to Newtown, Conn. — have left a well-documented trail of carnage and grief. But those tragedies and others like them also have produced what could prove to be the most formidable, fervent advocates in the looming fight over U.S. gun-control policy: survivors who know what it feels like to be in the crosshairs of... (GunPolicy.org)

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20 January 2013

Yahoo! (America) / Reuters

LOS ANGELES - When President Barack Obama announced a raft of proposals in the biggest U.S. gun-control push in decades, Cam Edwards, host of Sportsman Channel's "Cam & Company" talk show, wasted no time siding with the National Rifle Association. "Assault weapon is a made-up name for a gun I can ban," said Edwards, an avowed Second Amendment advocate, who later in the program read, word for word, the NRA's statement in response to Obama's announcement. Edwards, whose... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

20 January 2013

BBC News / Associated Press

A teenage boy in New Mexico has been arrested in connection with the fatal shootings of five people. Two adults and three children were found dead with apparent multiple gunshot wounds at a house near Albuquerque on Saturday evening. Bernalillo County sheriff's spokesman Aaron Williamson said it was not yet clear what the suspect's motive was, or his connection to the victims. He faces two counts of murder and three of child abuse resulting in death. Mr Williamson... (GunPolicy.org)

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20 January 2013

Reuters

Bullets are one thing Sacramento Police Detective Greg Halstead can count on to root out weapons that otherwise would be impossible to find. They are also largely missing from the gun control debate in Washington. Since 2008, California's capital has required ammunition dealers to take names and thumbprints of bullet buyers. They send the information electronically to police computers, which compare the names to an FBI criminal database. Halstead begins his day... (GunPolicy.org)

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