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Gun Policy News, 27 August 2008

Canada

27 August 2008

Telegram (Newfoundland)

If the federal government's numbers are right, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are Canada's most heavily armed citizens, but also its least trigger-happy. According to the most recent numbers from the Canada Firearms Centre, the province has 70,977 registered firearms. Statistics Canada's latest numbers estimate the province's population at 508,270. That's one gun for every 7.2 people, the highest ratio of guns to people of any province in the country. Statistics... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

27 August 2008

Waco Tribune-Herald (Texas), Editorial

Legal or illegal? Harrold Independent School District teachers, if they have a conceal-carry permit and are cleared by the school board, can come to school armed. The district says it's legal. Others point to a law that says armed campus personnel must be commissioned peace officers. Whatever the case, it's ill-advised. For one thing, schools are among the safest places to be. Saturation coverage of isolated school shootings has created the false impression that... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

27 August 2008

BBC News

Grant Wilkinson was able to walk in to a legitimate dealer and buy 90 replica guns legally, obtain the tools and with seemingly little know-how convert them into deadly weapons for his own gain. Wilkinson was found guilty at Reading Crown Court of seven firearm offences in relation to converting Mac-10 sub machine guns into live weapons at The Briars in Three Mile Cross, near Reading. His co-accused, Gary Lewis, was cleared of all charges. The weapons have been... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

27 August 2008

BBC News

The family of an 18-month-old boy who was shot with an airgun in his garden have issued a warning over the weapons. Rashid Ullah has been in a critical condition since Sunday's incident in Washwood Heath, Birmingham. His five-year-old sister accidentally shot him after picking up the airgun, which her father had been using for target practice, his grandfather said. "We hope anyone who has an air weapon realises how dangerous these guns can be," the family said in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

27 August 2008

BBC News

Grant Wilkinson thought it was the perfect plan — to convert replica guns into live firing weapons in a factory in one of the most unlikely of locations. No-one suspected such an operation was being carried out in the two overgrown and rundown outbuildings behind a semi-detached house, near Reading, in Berkshire. The Briars, in Three Miles Cross, is a world away from the streets of London where many of the weapons ended up and were used in murders and shootings.... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

27 August 2008

BBC News

A man has been found guilty of turning replica guns into live weapons linked to more than 50 shootings, including the murder of Pc Sharon Beshenivsky. Grant Wilkinson, 34, was convicted at Reading Crown Court of seven offences of converting and supplying firearms linked to at least eight murders. Wilkinson, of no fixed abode, adapted replica Mac-10 guns in a shed in Three Mile Cross, near Reading, Berkshire. Since the trial police have linked an east London... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

27 August 2008

WRAL-TV News (North Carolina)

Authorities say they are finding more and more military-style assault rifles at crime scenes, and they say there's nothing they can really do to prevent the weapons from getting into the wrong hands. These style of guns, frequently referred to as AK-style weapons after the Soviet assault rifle favored all over the world, were involved in two separate investigations this past weekend. Raleigh police say Antonio Bryant attempted to rob the Applebee's on Hillsborough... (GunPolicy.org)

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