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Gun Policy News, 6 July 2007


6 July 2007

ABC News (Australia)

Police seized hundreds of guns in a raid on a gun shop in Wagga Wagga, in southern New South Wales, overnight. Police have confirmed the shop has been emptied of its firearms. It is understood more than 200 guns and a large quantity of ammunition have been seized. Police worked into the early hours of this morning to complete the job. No-one is available to comment on the raid, but it is understood to relate to the gun shop owner's... (

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6 July 2007

New Britain Herald (Connecticut)

WETHERSFIELD — A Hartford teen attending Farmington High School was arrested as the alleged ringleader along with six others June 28 when they showed up to trade $1,500 cash, a loaded, stolen handgun and crack cocaine for five guns, including two Glock handguns and a .22-caliber pistol, police said. For several weeks, local police and members of the Mid-State Narcotics Task Force had been dickering back and forth with the 17-year-old Hartford man, who wanted to... (

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Afrique du Sud

6 July 2007

Cape Times (Cape Town)

The Firearm Control Act is not about to be amended to allow 18-year-olds to legally own weapons, safety and security ministry spokesperson Trevor Bloem said on Thursday. He was reacting to a Freedom Front Plus call for the Firearms Act to be amended to allow 18 to 21-year-olds to qualify for a valid firearms licence. This followed Monday's coming into effect of sections of the Children's Act that, among other things, reduces the age of majority from 21 to 18... (

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6 July 2007

New Haven Register (Connecticut), Editorial

Since 2003, Congress has done more to protect gun traffickers than the cities plagued by gunfire. The illegal gun trade continues under the protection of the Tiahrt amendment, named after the Kansas congressman who introduced it. The amendment prevents public release of federal gun data or sharing much of it with local police departments. Backers of the amendment contend it is necessary to protect informants. Opponents suspect it was passed to block efforts, most... (

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6 July 2007

Philadelphia Inquirer

HARRISBURG — The state House gave unprecedented approval Friday to firearms legislation aimed at taking a nibble out of urban violence. Supporters hailed the overwhelming vote — with the National Rifle Association stamp of approval — as a breakthrough in a state where gun owners are a formidable voting bloc. The House still must vote on final passage of the legislation, which could come as early as Saturday. It would then have to be approved by the Senate. The... (

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6 July 2007

National Post (Toronto) / CanWest

OTTAWA — A police roadblock that was set up outside a strip club to find illegal handguns did not violate the charter rights of two men who were caught with loaded semi-automatics, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled yesterday. The decision, which restored the convictions of Wendell Clayton and Troy Farmer, was viewed as an important test of police powers to investigate gun crimes while keeping in mind the Charter of Rights. The 9-0 ruling overturned the Ontario Court... (

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