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Gun Policy News, 3 July 2007


3 July 2007

Washington Post / AP

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives no longer routinely checks the addresses of some buyers at gun shows after being accused of slowing sales at a show in Richmond in 2005, the Justice Department reported yesterday. But the checks were part of investigations that appear to have been warranted, the 56-page report by Glenn A. Fine, the Justice Department's inspector general, concluded. "We found that ATF's decisions to conduct investigative... (

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3 July 2007

Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St Paul), Editorial

This year began with optimism in law-enforcement circles that the current crime surge could be curbed by opening the flow of information between federal agencies and local cops about the widespread traffic in illegal guns. With Democrats controlling both houses of Congress, it seemed finally possible that the information-sharing barriers — erected by allies of the National Rifle Association to protect weapons dealers — would come down. The nation's mayors,... (

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3 July 2007

International Herald Tribune / AP

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri: Starting in August, Missouri residents can fatally shoot intruders without fear of prosecution or lawsuits. Missouri Governor Matt Blunt signed the legislation Tuesday, the latest in a wave of states adopting the so-called "stand your ground" laws. People can use deadly force once the intruder illegally enters their home, vehicle or other dwelling, including a tent. The bill provides an absolute defense against being charged or sued. "It... (

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3 July 2007

New Vision (Kampala)

The Uganda People's Defence Forces on Monday destroyed 452 guns recovered from Karimojong warriors during the disarmament exercise in the region. The function was presided over by Dr Crispus Kiyonga, the defence minister, at Kotido Court Hall. The guns included 355 SFG rifles, 61 self-automatic rifles, nine G3s, 19 NATOs, three Mark Four's and three LMGs. Col. Patrick Kankiriho, the 3rd Division commander, said they recovered the guns from the warriors since... (

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3 July 2007

Boston Herald / AP

LA PAZ, Bolivia — The U.S. ambassador in Bolivia on Monday rejected as "unacceptable" Bolivian demands for further investigation of an American woman with embassy ties who brought 500 bullets into the Andean country. Ambassador Philip Goldberg met with Bolivia's foreign minister and afterward promised full cooperation in the case. But he bristled at suggestions by President Evo Morales and other officials that the U.S. has not completely explained the case,... (

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Nigeria,Afrique occidentale,Nations Unies

3 July 2007

This Day (Lagos)

LAGOS — Various stakeholders have called on the Federal Government to set up a Small Arms Working Group (SAWG) to meet on ways to check proliferation in the country. The committee, when convened, is also to discus a cross-regional methodology for data collection; information sharing between members, network and the Government without endangering the lives of members of the Working Group and other interested parties. Above issues were contained in a communique... (

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3 July 2007


DHAKA — A court in Bangladesh sentenced the politically connected owner of a television channel to 10 years in prison on Tuesday for possessing an unlicenced firearm and several rounds of ammunition, a court official said. "Judge Abul Bashar sentenced Giasuddin Al Mamun, managing director of 'Channel 1' to 10-year rigorous imprisonment for illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition," a court registrar said. A special anti-corruption court had already sentenced... (

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