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Gun Policy News, 6 November 2008


6 November 2008

Denver Post (Colorado)

GRAND JUNCTION — John Faulkner and his wife, Brenda, thought Wednesday was a good day to buy a handgun. "I'm 37 years old, and this is the first time in my life that I am really scared for our future," said Faulkner, an oil field worker, as he perused the collection of weaponry in A Pawn Shop here. At Aurora's Firing Line gun shop, Steve Wickham was also purchasing. "Anything I can get my hands on," he said as he cradled a $699 9mm handgun. Same thing in... (

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6 November 2008

Salt Lake Tribune (Utah)

As polls and pundits in recent weeks increasingly pointed to the election of Barack Obama as the next president, scores of Utahns flocked to gun stores. Obama has supported renewing the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban, which stops the manufacture of several semiautomatic guns with large magazines. "Such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets," Obama's Web site states. Local gun dealers quickly are running out of stock of magazines for... (

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6 November 2008

Southeast European Times (Sarajevo)

Through a large-scale international operation, police in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) have been making a concerted effort to suppress organised crime rings smuggling weapons via its territory to other rings operating in the EU countries. Operation West was conducted over the past several months in BiH and in some of its neighbours. Police from the Federation of BiH and Republika Srpska co-operated with counterparts in neighbouring countries and in some EU member... (

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6 November 2008

Grand Junction Free Press (Colorado)

GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado — On a normal day, a background check for someone wanting to buy a gun takes about five to 10 minutes. Wednesday, the day after President-elect Barack Obama was elected, the time stretched to two hours, said some gun shop owners in Grand Junction. Other gun and pawn shop owners attribute the increase to hunting season. "I'm a lot busier than Christmas," said Jimmy Wilcox, owner of A Pawn Shop at 353 Pitkin Ave. Wilcox estimated he's been... (

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6 November 2008

Houston Chronicle (Texas) / AP

FORT WORTH, Texas — While watching Republican presidential candidate John McCain's concession speech, gun owner AJ Sullivan had a sinking feeling. "Liberals like to ban guns. That's what it comes down to," said Sullivan, 25, a Texas Christian University student. Sullivan was among hundreds scrambling to buy a weapon Thursday at the gun store Cheaper Than Dirt! — which sold $101,000 in merchandise the day after the election, shattering its single-day sales record,... (

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6 November 2008

Associated Press

NEW YORK — A wealthy arms dealer with a checkered past sought to make millions of dollars by selling heavy weaponry to Colombian militants fighting American forces, a prosecutor said Wednesday at the start of his federal trial. When approached by men posing as members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — classified by the United States as a terrorist group — Monzer al-Kassar "without hesitation agreed to supply them with everything they asked for and... (

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6 November 2008

MSNBC-NBC TV News (USA) / First Read, Web Page

During the Democratic primary, when Barack Obama told donors in San Francisco that "bitter" voters in hardscrabble Pennsylvania "cling to their guns and religion," the words rang like music in his political opponents' ears. Obama foes hoped that the senator's inartful description of economically-strapped gun enthusiasts would cut his support from rural whites off at the knees. The comment also put an exclamation point on Obama's record on guns, which has drifted to... (

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