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Gun Policy News, 16 October 2013


16 October 2013

Ekathimerini (Greece)

An investigation into fugitive businessman Anastasios Pallis, a former associate of shipowner Victor Restis, continued on Wednesday, after police officers confiscated dozens of weapons from his residence in Voula, southern Athens, late on Tuesday. The probe was being conducted after retired British Army officer Edward Pringle-Stacey, who worked with Pallis, suggested to police that the businessmen had in his possession some 4,000 weapons, which may have been linked to... (

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New Zealand

16 October 2013

Radio New Zealand

There are fears the burglary of an Auckland gun store earlier this year could be linked to a similar crime in the city. Three offenders broke into Wills Fishing and Firearms on Wairau Road on North Shore, taking 21 shotguns and 12 handguns about 10.15pm on 9 October. Police say the theft was captured on CCTV, but the burglars were heavily disguised. Detective Inspector Greg Cramer said they are looking at whether the incident is linked to a similar theft at Gun City... (

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16 October 2013

NPR Berlin

Sonya Pfeilschifter marches onto the shooting range with her head down and a focused stride. You wouldn't know it, but her heart is racing. She's about to compete in the German National championships for air rifle shooting in Munich. In this sport, a fast pulse can be a problem. She's in fourth place, and if she's going to win, she has to have an absolutely steady hand. She focuses on the target ten meters ahead. The eight women raise their guns. Pfeilschifter... (

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16 October 2013

Lethbridge Herald (Alberta)

A retired Lethbridge police officer accused in an illegal Calgary gun ring now faces new charges. Daniel Francis Bennett, 65, is accused of falsely reporting to police that several handguns had been stolen from his West Lethbridge garage and then filing a bogus insurance claim. Calgary police later uncovered some of those guns as they searched for the source of an illegal weapons trade on the streets of Calgary. Bennett, who retired from the Lethbridge Regional Police... (

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