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Gun Policy News, 11 October 2013

United States

11 October 2013

Newsweek (USA)

The weapon he was carrying, an AK-74 assault rifle, measures three feet long, with a barrel of about 16 inches, and is capable of firing several dozen rounds per minute. Brian McCauley says he never meant to scare anyone. The state of Texas disagrees, and his upcoming trial has become a focal point in a dangerous new battle in the national debate over gun laws. By the time McCauley walked into a San Antonio Starbucks in August, tensions had been building for years. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pakistan

11 October 2013

Express Tribune (Pakistan), Blog

Earlier this week in Lahore, a 10-year-old boy shot his mother with a 12 bore gun. This boy wasn't waging a jihad against drone strikes or attempting to rise against the status quo. He shot his mother because the reason was simple: our gun control laws are weak. Access to guns is easy. In Pakistan, out of every 100 people, 11 people have guns. In a country where rule of law is supposed to be a part of the constitution, bearing guns is what has resulted in tribal... (GunPolicy.org)

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Scotland

11 October 2013

BBC News

Two men have been convicted of being involved in a plot to buy guns and ammunition destined for Scotland. The £3,500 consignment was discovered after being abandoned at Carlisle railway station in August last year. During a trial at Liverpool Crown Court, Barry Kelly and Craig Colquhoun denied trying to buy the stash. Two other men who supplied the weapons, William Dempsey, a serving soldier, and Martin Ashdown, pleaded guilty to firearm offences. The trial heard... (GunPolicy.org)

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