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Gun Policy News, 20 August 2008


20 August 2008

Sydney Morning Herald

Guards shot dead a man during a bungled robbery of an armoured car in Parramatta last night. Two masked men, one carrying a firearm, threatened two Armaguard security guards after their van had stopped outside an NAB bank on George Street about 6.30pm, police said. One of guards then allegedly shot one of the men forcing them to flee. A third guard waiting outside then also allegedly fired his weapon at one of the men. Acting Superintendent David Egan-Lee said two... (

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20 August 2008

Knoxville News Sentinel (Tennessee)

The legal landscape is littered with a flurry of rulings to the contrary, but that didn't stop a Scott County man from pressing forward Tuesday with an attack on a federal law barring felons from going armed. Douglas V. Whisnant is one of a slew of defendants facing federal gun possession charges across the nation who, in the wake of a recent landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming an individual right to bear arms for self defense, are hoping to extend that... (

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20 August 2008

New York Blade / Washington Blade

A decision by House Democrats to allow a vote next month on a proposal to gut the city's handgun law has stunned local home rule advocates and could foretell a congressional overturn of a future same-sex marriage bill, according to city hall insiders. Developments surrounding proposed House action to weaken the city's controversial handgun law come at a time when some gay activists are urging Mayor Adrian Fenty and the D.C. Council to approve legislation legalizing... (

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Afrique occidentale,Ghana

20 August 2008

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation

A two-day sub-regional meeting on Arms Control has opened in Accra with a call on ECOWAS States to share their success story in disarmament with the international community. The Regional Development Programme Manager of Oxfam-Great Britain, Samuel Musa who made the call, stressed the need to build the capacities of civil society organizations to better manage local conflicts and improve the living conditions of the people. He said the forum will afford the... (

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20 August 2008

Washington Post / Investigations

Gun control activists are taking issue with a "high-level" McCain volunteer for his ties to a division of the National Rifle Association that allegedly hired a woman to spy on the anti-gun lobby, ABC News reports. James Jay Baker, who currently serves as a member of McCain's Sportsman Committee, was executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action when it allegedly hired Mary Lou Sapone. In an investigation published last month, Mother Jones magazine... (

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20 August 2008

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — An 11-year-old boy joined four teens in a late-night gun shop heist that netted 15 firearms — then boarded a city bus for the trip home, police said. A passer-by alerted authorities to the burglary late Monday at the Suburban Armory store in Collingdale, a Philadelphia suburb, police said. Two teen suspects were arrested at a pizza parlor and two others leaving a nearby bus stop. Officers shut down traffic in the area and found the 11-year-old... (

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20 August 2008

Tulsa World (Oklahoma)

WELEETKA — Authorities working to narrow their leads in the June 8 shooting deaths of two girls used old-fashioned legwork to come up with a list of area gun owners with .40-caliber pistols, one of two weapons used in the slayings. Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents knew the caliber of the guns used in the killings, so they merely checked with area gun dealers and pawnshops to determine who had bought or recently pawned .40-caliber Glocks. "It's a typical... (

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20 August 2008

Windsor Star (Ontario)

A young Windsor woman was sentenced Wednesday to a six-year prison term after pleading guilty to smuggling handguns from Michigan on two occasions earlier this year. Denisa Manga, 21, and her younger brother Julio, 18, were arrested in Windsor in June as part of a nine-month police investigation into cross-border gun smuggling that also resulted in the arrests in Michigan of five Detroit men. Investigators seized ammunition magazines, 235 rounds of ammo and 27 guns ... (

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