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Gun Policy News, 20 November 2008


20 November 2008

Washington Post

Every year, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives finds thousands of licensed gun dealers in violation of federal law, often for very minor problems. The agency, which conducts about 11,000 inspections a year, says it has come up with a way to eliminate many of those violations before they happen. Instead of filling out the required ATF paperwork by hand, gun buyers and dealers will now be able to complete what officials say is a fail-safe... (

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20 November 2008

Associated Press

NEW YORK — A wealthy arms dealer long suspected of aiding militants in some of the world's bloodiest conflicts was convicted Thursday of conspiring to sell weapons to informants who posed as arms suppliers for terrorists willing to kill Americans. Syrian-born Monzer al-Kassar, 62, and a co-defendant, Luis Felipe Moreno Godoy, were convicted of conspiring over a four-month period last year to try to sell millions of dollars worth of heavy weaponry to Colombian... (

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20 November 2008

FOCUS News Agency (Bulgaria) / Praim-TASS

MOSCOW — 7-8 countries in the world are currently dealing with unlicensed production of machine guns "Kalashnikov", Nikolay Dimidyuk from Rosoboronexport said, cited by Praim-TASS. According to his evaluation there was a total nuisance in the world regarding the production of 'false' Kalashnikov guns, in particular in Bulgaria. 'I will not mention other countries, so as not to offend them. The Americans allowed Bulgaria to build a factory for the production of... (

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20 November 2008

FOCUS News Agency (Bulgaria) / Vesti

JAKARTA — We are ready to sell a license for the production of Kalashnikov machine guns only after Rosoboronexport is convinced that the quality of the production would not discredit the brand', Nikolay Dimidyuk from Rosoboronexport said during his visit to Indonesia, Vesti reports. Earlier Dimidyuk said that Bulgaria was one of the countries, manufacturing Kalashnikov machine guns without a... (

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20 November 2008

Sun (UK)

An Army sergeant allegedly let loose a burst of fire from an AK-47 after he was hauled before a disciplinary hearing, it emerged yesterday. The colour sergeant was appearing in front of a warrant officer at Gibraltar Barracks in Blackwater, Surrey. The officer is believed to have ordered the sergeant to end an "inappropriate" relationship with a female soldier. The sergeant is alleged to have reacted furiously and reached into a bag and produced the rifle. He is... (

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20 November 2008

Times-Picayune (Louisiana)

When Ronald "R.J." Richard jumps on his tractor to do yard work, he normally clips his cell phone to the hip pocket of his overalls. But Saturday he decided to hook it to bib of the garment, just over his heart. It was a decision made without a second thought, but it was one that might have saved Richard's life a short while later. "Something hit me in the chest really hard," said Richard, who initially thought he had been struck by a rock kicked up by the motor. But... (

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20 November 2008

Manila Times, Opinion

Another sad, senseless death and it's Christmas season. A nine-year-old child was shot to death yesterday — hit right in the heart. Another random killing, another family broken, another injustice. Perhaps it is to be expected in this land of ours where everyone packs a gun or intends to, finances allowing. Our fetish with guns and the awesome destructive power that comes with them is a product of several factors. The long years of oppression and the consequent... (

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20 November 2008

Yakima Herald-Republic (Washington)

YAKIMA — A Granger man was charged Thursday with stealing a gun from a Yakima gun show last weekend. Froylan Ochoa-Bustamente was being held on $50,000 bail at the Yakima County jail. He also faces one count of being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm, plus an immigration hold. A Yakima police report stated Ochoa-Bustamente was arrested about noon Sunday after a customer spotted him taking the gun out of the Yakima Convention Center, where the show was... (

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20 November 2008

US Department of Justice / DEA / PRNewsWire, Media release

NEW YORK — International arms dealer Monzer Al Kassar, 63, a/k/a Abu Munawar or El Taous, and his associate Luis Felipe Moreno Godoy, 60, were convicted today following a three-week jury trial before U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff in Manhattan federal court, announced U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Michael J. Garcia and Michele M. Leonhart, the Acting Administrator of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The defendants were found... (

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20 November 2008 (USA)

A Syrian arms dealer argued Wednesday that he was merely helping Spanish intelligence when he explored a deal to sell weapons to Colombian terrorists for use against the United States. The attorney for Monzer al-Kassar, 62, told a Southern District of New York jury in closing argument that his client never intended to sell weapons to the Colombian rebel group FARC and was only continuing his long history as an intelligence asset to Spain. "There is no case here,"... (

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20 November 2008

Sun-Sentinel (Florida), Editorial

Youngsters are going to do some terribly irresponsible, dangerous things at times. The recent tragedy at a South Florida high school, plus two ensuing incidents at other schools, should serve as a reminder that parents who own guns must show extra care and responsibility, because their children may not. There have been three recent incidents involving guns in schools — the horrible tragedy at Dillard High School involving the shooting death of 15-year-old Amanda... (

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20 November 2008

Daily Herald (Washington)

MARYSVILLE — Richard Peters reportedly said he swallowed as many as five double vodka and Cokes before he fatally shot his 6-year-old daughter while cleaning a handgun Sunday. "I blew her away," Peters told detectives, according to a search warrant filed Tuesday in Cascade District Court. Peters, 42, was charged Tuesday in Everett District Court with first-degree manslaughter with a deadly weapon. He's accused of recklessly causing the death of his daughter,... (

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