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Gun Policy News, 30 January 2006

Philippines

30 January 2006

Associated Press

COTABATO, Philippines — A man opened fire with an assault rifle on a packed billiard hall in the Philippines, killing at least 10 people in an attack apparently meant to avenge the recent slaying of his son, police said Monday. Five other people were wounded in the attack Sunday in Lanao del Sur province's Balabagan town, said police Chief Superintendent Akmad Mamalinta. The attacker's family apparently had a lingering feud with another family, which the man... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

30 January 2006

Edmonton Sun (Alberta)

New city police Chief Mike Boyd wants to hear how prime minister-designate Stephen Harper plans to replace the national gun registry once he follows through on his pledge to kill it. "I think there would be a negative impact (on police) if the gun registry were scrapped," said Boyd, after running in the EPS Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Unit Fun Run at West Edmonton Mall yesterday morning. "But again, I would like to hear the Prime Minister's approach. There... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

30 January 2006

WESH-TV News (Florida)

A Brevard County police chief is vowing to get tougher on toy guns. He said he thinks the punishment is too light for people who commit crimes using fake firearms, WESH 2 News reported. Police say criminals are increasingly using toy guns or air guns because of the criminal benefits. For example, if someone holds up a convenience store using a real gun, they could face life in prison. But if they use a toy or air gun, the most they could get is just 15 years. "It's... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

30 January 2006

Anchorage Daily News (Alaska)

JUNEAU — Alaska lawmakers are eyeing legislation to loosen the limits on when people can justifiably kill attackers and to shield them from lawsuits if they do. Proponents say the state's standards for self-defense don't do enough to protect law-abiding citizens, leaving them vulnerable to attack and liable to prosecution if they fight back. Some police agencies and prosecutors, however, worry that the proposed new law could make it easier for murderers, gang... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

30 January 2006

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin), Opinion

The Legislature passed a concealed-carry law, and Gov. Jim Doyle vetoed it. In his explanation for the veto, Doyle said the bill creates no jobs, will not provide affordable health care and will not improve education. So why is the Legislature poised to override Doyle's veto when two surveys show that the majority of Wisconsin residents do not want concealed carry? Supporters say concealed carry will reduce crime by putting guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens.... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

30 January 2006

Capital Times (Wisconsin)

WEST ALLIS — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and two Democratic state legislators have spoken out against legislation that would allow people to carry concealed weapons in Wisconsin. Barrett said the Legislature should work to rid Wisconsin of illegal guns instead of opening up the way for people to carry concealed weapons. "We do not need more guns in Milwaukee," he said Sunday. "This bill will likely increase the number of people getting killed." Barrett acknowledged... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

30 January 2006

Capital Times (Wisconsin), Opinion

Yes, OK, hunting is "part of the culture" in Wisconsin. I get that. And, yes, the Department of Natural Resources needs the money from hunting licenses to carry out its programs. I don't have a problem with all that. (Except, as a person who spends time nearly every weekend tromping around on public land, I'd be more than happy to pay for a "public lands access" license — if the state would just ask me to.) But sanctioning allowing 8-year-olds to hunt? 8-year-olds?!... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

30 January 2006

Olympian (Washington) / AP

PULLMAN — The handgun used in a double-homicide and suicide was once owned by the police, but how it wound up in the hands of the man blamed for the shooting cannot be conclusively established, investigators say. Detectives have an idea about how Trevor S. Saunders, 29, of nearby Moscow, Idaho, wound up with the .45-caliber Beretta he apparently used to kill Louissa A. Thompson, 27, of Pullman, and Peter A. Zornes, 25, of Oakesdale, who worked with her, but police... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

30 January 2006

Ledger-Enquirer (Georgia)

When German gunmaker Heckler & Koch showed up in Columbus more than two years ago, it had big plans for becoming one of the city's major local companies. On the drawing board was a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, a $25 million capital investment and at least 200 high-paying jobs — maybe more. Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue even visited Columbus to attend a groundbreaking at Muscogee Technology Park, the industrial area off Macon Road where H&K was supposed to... (GunPolicy.org)

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