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Gun Policy News, 3 November 2013

United States

3 November 2013

ThinkProgress (USA)

On Friday, a gunman "pulled a Smith & Wesson .223-caliber assault rifle from his duffel bag" and opened fire on an airport. Officials have arrested the alleged shooter, 23-year-old Paul Ciancia, who killed a TSA agent and wounded six others at a security checkpoint. The incident is the second airport shooting in six months. The National Rifle Association has not yet said a word on the tragedy (the day before, the NRA tweeted a story about the so-called "exploitation"... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States,Brazil

3 November 2013

Washington Post

When Absalom Jordan hears the crack of gunfire outside his home in Southeast Washington, he reacts in an instant. "You get away from the windows and get down," the 72-year-old said. "I have learned to live with it." Police are listening as well. Rooftop sensors monitor his neighborhood around the clock for the distinctive bang of a gun. The inconspicuous devices have logged hundreds of incidents over the past eight years near his apartment as part of a gunfire... (GunPolicy.org)

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Greece

3 November 2013

Today's Zaman (Istanbul)

A brazen drive-by shooting that killed two young members of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party has shocked Greeks and prompted soul-searching about whether the crisis-hit country is slipping into a "cycle of violence." Greece's anti-terrorism force is investigating whether Friday's rush hour shooting outside the party's offices in Athens was retaliation for a fatal stabbing of an anti-fascism rapper by a Golden Dawn supporter in September, police said. Rapper Pavlos... (GunPolicy.org)

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Argentina

3 November 2013

El Litoral (Argentina)

[Translated summary: Police in Santa Fe, Argentina have seized 644 firearms so far this year. This is an increase from 474 seized in 2011 and 523 in 2012.] Sólo en lo que va del año, la policía secuestró 644 armas de fuego de distintos calibres, en intervenciones concretadas en diversos puntos de la ciudad. El número resulta por demás significativo si se tiene en cuenta que supera a las 474 armas secuestradas durante todo el 2011 y a las 523 que se incautaron en... (GunPolicy.org)

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