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Gun Policy News, 5 May 2013

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5 May 2013

New York Times

BURKESVILLE, Kentucky — Last Monday, Kristian Sparks and his sister, Caroline, visited a Fred's Super Dollar store here. A store manager recalled that it was an ordinary shopping trip, saying that the boy was outgoing and energetic, his little sister was cute and their grandmother was "like any grandmother — she bought them anything they wanted." The next day Kristian, 5, shot and killed his 2-year-old sister with a gun marketed for children as "My First Rifle" in... (

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5 May 2013

Courier-Mail (Brisbane)

"Our message to anyone in possession of an illegal firearm is to act now while no penalties apply " - Assistant Commissioner Mike Condon Seventy-five guns a day on average are being handed in under Queensland's firearms amnesty but police admit they are probably only a fraction of the illegal weapons on the state's streets. About 200 of the more than 4500 guns handed in under the amnesty so far were destroyed yesterday at Nerang police station on the Gold Coast. The... (

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