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Gun Policy News, 29 May 2013

Italy,United States

29 May 2013

Newcastle Herald (New South Wales) / New York Times

The Glock executive testified that he would keep doing business with a gun dealer who had been indicted on a charge of violating firearms laws because "this is still America" and "you're still innocent until proven guilty". The president of Sturm, Ruger & Co was not interested in knowing how often the police traced guns back to the company's distributors, saying it "wouldn't show us anything". And an executive for Taurus International Manufacturing said his company... (

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29 May 2013

BBC News

Scotland has fewer people with firearm licences but they own more guns, the latest statistics have shown. By the end of last year, 141,569 shotguns were held on certificate along with 72,005 firearms. Those figures represented a 10-year high. The number of licences issued by the end of 2012 was 48,168, which represented a 10-year low. Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill said the weapons belonged to people who "had a legitimate reason for owning it". He also made a... (

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United States

29 May 2013

Washington Post

Every few hours, in a routine that is sometimes grim but more often mundane, local police take a gun off the streets. Since 2000, nearly 50,000 guns have been recovered by authorities in the District and Prince George's County. That is enough to arm every law enforcement officer in Maryland, the District and Virginia, with a couple of thousand guns to spare. Police confiscate guns after drive-bys, drug raids and traffic stops. They find them tossed on roofs and thrown... (

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29 May 2013

Bermuda Sun

Bermuda's strict gun laws are set to be temporarily relaxed to allow shooting competitions at July's international Island Games. Minister for National Security Michael Dunkley said: "An amendment bill has been tabled which deals with putting everything in place to allow the Island Games to take place and have the shooting competitions take place." Mr Dunkley added that he was also in talks over firearms legislation with the island's three gun clubs, who are seeking... (

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