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Gun Policy News, 27 July 2007


27 July 2007

Washington Post

Leading officials from Maryland, the District and Prince George's County will announce a set of initiatives today aimed at cracking down on gun trafficking, tightening laws that govern firearms use and improving information-sharing among law enforcement agencies. The effort will focus on stepping up inspections at firearms shops, increasing the number of sting operations at gun shows and ensuring that people on parole or probation sign notices acknowledging that they... (

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27 July 2007

Associated Press

CHICAGO — As both a gun dealer and an undertaker, Ernie Severino said he was positioned to serve the Chicago mob in various ways. The soft-spoken 60-year-old testified Thursday that he supplied his friend William "Butchie" Petrocelli with up to 100 guns — everything from sawed-off shotguns to MAC-10 assault rifles — free of charge. "Do you know what they were used for?" prosecutor Markus Funk asked. "Not really," Severino said. "I can guess." Severino was... (

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Nigeria,Afrique occidentale

27 July 2007

Vanguard (Lagos)

ABUJA — The Inspector-General of Police (IG) Mike Okiro yesterday said that the major challenge facing peace and security in the West African Sub-region is the constant proliferation of small arms. Speaking in Abuja at a 2-day regional conference on the ratification of the Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons, organized by the West African Action Network on Small Arms (WAANSA), sponsored by UNDP, the Inspector-General of Police, Mike Okiro also disclosed that... (

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27 July 2007

Toronto Star (Ontario)

Canadian teens are safer now than in the 1980s, according to a new national study in the Journal of Adolescent Health this month. Most parents would say this contradicts the headlines and sound bites this summer about Toronto's tragic mix of teens and gun violence and high-speed crashes. According to researchers at the Public Health Agency of Canada, teens may be safer today because of prevention programs that aim for safer driving and gun control. But that doesn't... (

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27 July 2007

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Georgia)

Atlanta police are questioning a man Friday in the shooting death of a 9-year-old girl who was hit by a stray bullet while sitting at a computer in her bedroom room. U.S. Marshals Service spokesman James Ergas said federal agents and Atlanta police were executing a warrant for the arrest of Jason Ardis, 27, wanted on an aggravated battery charge in New Orleans, when they noticed a car parked at the house; the car fit the description of the one seen driving away seconds... (

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27 July 2007

Telegraph-Journal (New Brunswick)

FREDERICTON — Anyone convicted in a domestic violence case should be banned from accessing guns, says a New Brunswick lawyer. David Lutz, who practises family and criminal law in Hampton, said it should be public policy for prosecutors to ask and be granted a ban on domestic abusers from owning or possessing firearms. "Anyone who is ever convicted of a domestic assault should not be allowed to have a gun ever again," Lutz said. "At least for a substantial period of... (

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27 July 2007

Daily News (New York)

The notorious Virginia gun dealer who sold the handgun used to kill Brooklyn cop Russel Timoshenko insisted yesterday he is torn up by the hero's death. "It's very upsetting to see something you sold legally get used like this," Richard Norad told the Daily News, his head peeking out a house door which was adorned with a National Rifle Association sticker. Norad, 54, a former gun dealer, was indicted in 2000 on 10 counts of selling guns without properly checking... (

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27 July 2007

Afrol News

The geographical location of Malawi has threatened the country's peace and stability as evidenced by the proliferation of small firearms from its troubled neighbouring countries. And according to Malawian deputy Home Affairs of Malawi, Symon Vuwa Kaunda, this is the reason why the country has become a target route for small firearms trafficking and small firearms related crimes. Mr Kaunda delivered the speech during the commemoration of the global week against gun... (

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