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Gun Policy News, 3 January 2007


3 January 2007

Huffington Post (USA), Blog

Yesterday's Washington Post offers confirmation of a bizarre, new — and apparently to this point undistributed — 27-page National Rifle Association book, Freedom in Peril: Guarding the 2nd Amendment in the 21st Century. News of the heavily illustrated book, which according to the NRA is only a draft and was somehow purloined from the organization, was broken recently by Wonkette. With colorful artwork that straddles the ground between a graphic novel and a New Deal... (

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3 January 2007

Salt Lake Tribune (Utah)

Utah's colleges and universities are trying a new strategy in the debate over guns on campus: They are meeting with the Legislature's staunchest gun rights advocates in an attempt to reach a compromise. Although the Utah Supreme Court last fall ruled the University of Utah cannot ban concealed weapons on campus, U. President Michael Young and Senate President John Valentine have formed an informal work group of lawmakers and higher education officials to consider a... (

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3 January 2007

Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu)

MOGADISHU — One of the clans in the Somali capital Mogadishu has passed its arms, including a pick-up truck mounted with an anti-aircraft gun and about eleven AK 47 rifles, to a location in north Mogadishu. Only a day is left for the deadline that Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Gedi announced all weapons in the hands of ordinary people should be brought to locations specified by the government. The clan elders have also brought 20 militiamen armed with automatic... (

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3 January 2007

Chicago Tribune

Buoyed by the General Assembly's passage of a gun-control measure amid a long string of rejections, Mayor Richard Daley on Wednesday unveiled the city's 2007 legislative agenda with a renewed emphasis on handgun violence. Daley called for passage of half a dozen bills, to be introduced by local state lawmakers, that would restrict sales and the types and numbers of weapons that Illinoisans could buy. Noting that guns were involved in more than 80 percent of the 466... (

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3 January 2007

International Herald Tribune / AP

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Ahmed Hassan has no plans to part with his AK-47, the weapon of choice in this notoriously violent city, even now that a legitimate government is functioning here for the first time in more than a decade. "I won't do it," Hassan said Wednesday, tugging on his gray beard. "For 16 years this country has been in chaos. It would be suicide." From freelance gunmen on the streets to women selling mangoes by the sea, everybody seems to have a weapon in... (

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3 January 2007

Los Angeles Times

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A government-mandated disarmament program got underway here Tuesday without much of a bang. At one designated weapons drop-off point in the Somalian capital, bored-looking Ethiopian soldiers milled about with little to do. A second collection site, nestled on a bluff overlooking the Indian Ocean, closed early because "no one showed up," a Somalian government soldier said. The disarmament program is the first major test of Somalia's transitional... (

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3 January 2007

Toronto Star (Ontario)

When Toronto criminals go shopping for guns, their weapons of choice are 9mm and .40 and .45 calibre handguns, new police statistics reveal. They're compact, easy to smuggle — and particularly lethal when combined with a high-capacity magazine. A "semi-automatic that holds 15 rounds of ammunition" is much sought after in the criminal world, said Mike Press, a firearms specialist with the Toronto Police Service's gun and gang task force. While Toronto police... (

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