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Gun Policy News, 24 February 2006


24 February 2006

Christian Science Monitor

ATLANTA — Instead of embracing a citizen's "duty to retreat" in the face of a physical attack, states may be taking cues from the days of lawless frontier towns, where non-deputized Americans were within their rights to hold the bad guys at bay with the threat of deadly force. First enacted in Florida last year, "Stand Your Ground" bills are now being considered in 21 states including Georgia, according to the National Rifle Association and the Brady Campaign to... (

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24 February 2006

Jamaica Observer, Editorial

The new Firearm Licensing Authority's request for the police to provide it with all firearm licences booklets that have not yet been issued and information on all firearm user licences now being processed suggests that it intends to take a proactive approach to its function. For, even though the Independent Central Firearm Licensing Authority held its first meeting last Friday, it really doesn't become operative until April 1. That the body has also asked the... (

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24 February 2006

Limerick Post

A 19-year-old man caught with a powerful submachine destined for use by one of Limerick's notorious crime gangs was jailed for five years this week. Patrick Dowling, Deer Court, John Carew Park, Limerick, was found with the Ingram submachine gun on St Patrick's Day last year. The teenager was also found in possession of a silencer and 150 rounds of ammunition, when he was stopped by gardaí while travelling in a taxi along the Childer's Road in Limerick on March 17,... (

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24 February 2006

United Press International

ATLANTA — At least 21 states are considering "Stand Your Ground" legislation similar to Florida's law that allows citizens fearing an attack to use deadly force. Supporters of such measures tell the Christian Science Monitor that the laws give citizens protection from criminals and take the debate from gun control to crime control. Those opposed warn garden-variety disputes would be more likely to turn deadly, the Monitor said. The law is at odds with the... (

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24 February 2006

Kitchener-Waterloo Record (Ontario)

KITCHENER — An angry taxpayer pleaded guilty to six weapons offences yesterday after alarming police by firing off a menacing e-mail to Premier Dalton McGuinty. Jack Carleton, 38, of Cambridge was given a suspended sentence and placed on probation for three years, with conditions to stay away from guns and get counselling for anger management. "This was a very unsettling event," Crown prosecutor Sharon Nicklas told Ontario Court in Kitchener. "It certainly wasn't... (

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24 February 2006

Nunatsiaq News (Iqaluit, Nunavut)

The new Conservative government's decision to scrap the gun registry has given the president of Nunavut's land claims organization "new hope" that firearms officials will stop "harassing" Inuit beneficiaries who were supposed to be protected by the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. "I'm looking forward to new changes so that Inuit will get better access to ammunition they need and the firearms they need on a daily basis," said Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul... (

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24 February 2006

Detroit News / AP

LANSING — The debate over Michigan's gun laws has intensified as a legislative committee heard testimony this week on a bill supporters say would give law-abiding people more self-defense rights in certain situations. Gun control groups say the bills are reckless and could create a public safety hazard by fostering a shoot-first, ask-questions-later mentality. The bills would establish a presumption of reasonable fear of death or injury when a law-abiding person... (

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24 February 2006

St. Petersburg Times (Florida)

TALLAHASSEE — Big business declared victory over the gun lobby Wednesday in an escalating fight over whether employees should be allowed to take guns to work. For the second time, the National Rifle Association failed to advance a proposal that would penalize businesses that prevent employees from keeping guns in their cars at work. Lawmakers in a House committee sidestepped a final vote after an hour and a half of debate that mostly focused on the troubles the law... (

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24 February 2006

New York Post

Taking aim against illegal guns, Mayor Bloomberg met yesterday with U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales behind closed doors at City Hall. Talking privately for about 45 minutes, the mayor asked Gonzales for his help in trying to sue gun manufacturers if their guns are used to commit a crime. "Gonzales' role in civil litigation has to do with access to a federal database, which has been curtailed by Congress, and the mayor wanted to raise that issue with him,"... (

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24 February 2006

Guardian (UK)

Journalists in Iraq are being asked not to arm themselves in the wake of the murder of al-Arabiya news journalist Atwar Bahjat and two colleagues The International News Safety Institute has pleaded with journalists to resist suggestions that they should carry guns in Iraq, following the killing of al-Arabiya's Iraq correspondent Bahjat, cameraman Khalid Mahmoud and technician Adnan Khairullah yesterday. At a news conference after the killings, a reporter asked Iraqi... (

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24 February 2006

La Libre Belgique (Brussels)

[Translated summary: Latest figures show Flemish gunmakers now surpass the output of Walloon, manufacturing €413m total value, of which €313m was for export]. En 2004, en Wallonie, les licences octroyées pèsent 413 millions et les exportations atteignent 313 millions. Désormais, c'est moins qu'en Flandre. C'est la première année civile complète d'obédience régionale sur ce secteur toujours ultra-sensible, à la lisière des soucis éthiques et... (

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24 February 2006

Herald Sun (Melbourne)

Customs officers blundered when they delivered assault rifle parts to the door of a gun enthusiast in Queensland. The components, ammunition magazines for a Russian-made AK-47, should have been impounded when they entered Australia. Doubling the embarrassment for authorities was the fact the package, which had been sent from the US, was cleared after being opened and examined by Customs officers. Brisbane man Tim Powell, who has previously been convicted for... (

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