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Gun Policy News, 7 August 2008


7 August 2008

Washington Times

As the District prepares to fight double-barreled attempts to loosen its gun-control laws, some of the city's gun rights pioneers have done what folks in Washington do best — they have formed a lobbying group. About a dozen residents have pledged their support to Capital Gun Owners, a new D.C.-based gun advocacy and education group headed by Northwest resident Amy McVey. "We're at a point where we're feeling our way here," said Mrs. McVey, who was the first D.C.... (

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7 August 2008

Sun Star (Philippines)

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has included Cotabato (Maguindanao) and Isabela (Basilan) cities in the coverage of the gun ban, which has been in effect since May 28. In an en banc resolution, the commission decided to include the two cities even though they are not officially covered by the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm). "The gun ban is also applicable in the cities of Cotabato and Isabela. They are adjacent to the Armm provinces, so we decided... (

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7 August 2008

West Australian (Perth)

PERTH — Pastoralist John Anick yesterday lost his legal fight with WA Police in the State Administrative Tribunal to reclaim his handgun licence that was revoked by police under legislation that no longer allowed pastoralists to possess the firearms. Mr Anick, a station owner in the Pilbara, was the first of a group of pastoralists being represented by lawyer Ross Williamson fighting the handgun confiscation that was implemented by police in the past 18 months. ... (

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7 August 2008

Mother Jones (USA) / MoJo Blog, Blog

So far the National Rifle Association's reaction to the Mother Jones investigation that revealed that a NRA-connected mole had penetrated the gun control community for 15 years has been nothing but silence. No matter which media outfit asks the gun lobby for a comment — ABC News, Associated Press, Mother Jones — the NRA declines to say anything. It just refuses to explain its connection to Mary Lou Sapone, the self-described "research consultant" who infiltrated... (

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7 August 2008

USA Today

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration may allow airports to ban firearms from terminals, parking lots, roads and other airport areas where many states currently allow passengers to carry lethal weapons. Airport officials and lawmakers are watching closely as the TSA weighs a request by Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to modify its security program to impose an airportwide ban on guns. It is the first such request to TSA from an... (

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7 August 2008

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — A senator demanded Thursday that the National Rifle Association respond to charges it placed a paid spy in gun-control organizations for more than a decade. The powerful firearms lobby has remained silent since reports arose last week that 62-year-old Mary McFate, who portrayed herself as a gun-control activist, might really have been snooping on several nonviolence groups on behalf of the NRA. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a New Jersey Democrat, has asked... (

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7 August 2008

IRIN (UN News)

NAIROBI — The widespread availability of firearms in the northern regions of Kenya has exacerbated insecurity and more people are being killed during livestock raids. At least 60 people died while another 15 were injured following clashes on 29 July between the Turkana and Pokot communities in northwestern Kenya, according to the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS). "Most of the injured had bullet and [knife] wounds," said Anthony Mwangi, KRCS public relations manager.... (

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