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Gun Policy News, 2 July 2007

Nouvelle Zélande

2 July 2007


A knife-wielding intruder has been arrested after storming the same Auckland gun shop where a man was shot almost a year ago. Witnesses say the man was suicidal and wanted to be shot, but instead police pepper sprayed the intruder, and when that did not work, used a taser gun. Last year another man, Ricky Beckham, entered the store armed with a machete. He was shot in the stomach by gun store co-owner Greg Carvell. Beckham survived his injuries and was jailed for two... (

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2 July 2007

New York Times, Editorial

Given a choice last week between helping local police combat illegal gun trafficking and helping the National Rifle Association protect rogue gun dealers responsible for arming violent criminals, the Senate Appropriations Committee made the outrageously wrong choice. Bowing to the politically powerful gun lobby, the committee set back the effort spearheaded by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and leading law enforcement groups to repeal the reckless Tiahrt amendment. First... (

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2 July 2007

Toronto Star (Ontario), Poll

OTTAWA — A federally commissioned poll of "stakeholders" selected by the government to comment on potential changes to gun control found more opposition than support for tighter restrictions. In the wake of the Dawson College shooting rampage in Montreal last September that left one dead and 19 wounded, the Conservative government said it would still move to kill the long-gun registry, but promised to toughen screening of gun owners. It has yet to actually pass its... (

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2 July 2007

Philadelphia Daily News / AP

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — Members of the Legislative Black Caucus met with a National Rifle Association lobbyist for nearly an hour Monday in an effort to find a solution to the gun violence that has Philadelphia in its throes. The unusual session, held in the Capitol offices of House Majority Leader Bill DeWeese, D-Greene, came after caucus members spoke in stark terms last week about the need for legislative action. "Hopefully in the short run or long run we'll... (

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2 July 2007

WTVT-TV News (Florida)

BRADENTON, Florida — Just yesterday, things were normal for 6-year-old Dajion Cheves and all of the other kids who play together on 11th Street in Bradenton. Their friend, Shawn Poag, Jr., was still part of their group then. "He was my friend," said Dajion. "He was nice … He'd be nice to his friends." Then, one day later, Dajion's friend is gone. Manatee County deputies say Shawn, who was only 12 years old, shot and killed himself on Monday afternoon in... (

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2 July 2007

WBRC-TV News (Alabama)

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — William James Hudson, 56 of Birmingham, Alabama, appeared in U.S. District Court today for a detention hearing following his arrest on Friday, June 27, 2007. U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Green detained Hudson after the hearing this afternoon. Hudson was charged in a criminal complaint on June 27, 2007, with possession of an unregistered machine gun. The complaint and arrest in this case are announced today by Alice Martin, United States Attorney,... (

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2 July 2007

Lewiston Tribune (Idaho)

MOSCOW, Idaho — The AK-47 Jason Hamilton used in his May 19-20 shooting spree is semiautomatic, not fully automatic as was earlier reported by officials investigating the case. Sgt. Ed Westbrook with the Idaho State Police confirmed Monday that the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has determined the gun is a semiauto, which fires one bullet with each trigger pull. Westbrood said he didn't know how the AK-47 was initially thought to be fully automatic,... (

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