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Gun Policy News, 25 November 2008


25 November 2008

Los Angeles Times

SEATTLE, Washington — Seattle's annual Northwest Folklife Festival is a throwback to the hippie days, a laid-back celebration of folk music, grilled salmon and sandals with socks in a city that has always considered laid-back a point of civic pride. So when 19-year-old Joshua Penaluna felt a sharp pain in his wrist after two men came bursting toward him through the crowd at last May's festival, he assumed he had merely broken a bone as he fell. "Then I heard someone... (

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25 November 2008

Wall Street Journal / Political Diary Online, Blog

Every president-elect vets his incoming staff and usually that vetting begins with a lengthy questionnaire. But one question asked on Barack Obama's questionnaire is raising hackles among gun owners and fans of the Second Amendment. Question No. 59 begins: "Do you or any members of your immediate family own a gun?" The questionnaire goes on to insist that a gun-owning jobseeker "provide complete ownership and registration information," and asks: "Has the registration... (

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25 November 2008

Tennessean (Nashville), Column

From a campaign statement by President-elect Barack Obama on the U.S. Supreme Court Heller decision, June 26, 2008, and taken from the Web site, "I have always believed that the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to bear arms, but I also identify with the need for crime-ravaged communities to save their children from violence that plagues our streets through common-sense, effective safety measures. The Supreme Court has now endorsed... (

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25 November 2008

Ghana News Agency

With barely two weeks to the December polls, personnel tasked with security of national armouries have been asked to discharge their duties with a high sense of patriotism, nationalism, self devotion and self-sacrifice, to protect the armouries from pillage. This comes in the wake of reports suggesting that a major source of illicit weapons fuelling conflicts are leakages from state-owned stockpile. "Indeed the issue of small arms control should no longer be confined... (

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25 November 2008


BERLIN — A German man who slept with a loaded revolver under his pillow has lost his gun license after a court ruled it to be irresponsible behavior. The 56-year-old was stripped of his license for failing to store the weapon properly, Braunschweig administrative court judge Torsten Baumgarten told Reuters Tuesday. The gun was only discovered by chance during a police inspection. "His home was being checked because he had threatened to throw a hand grenade if the... (

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Royaume-Uni,Irlande du Nord

25 November 2008

Irish Times / PA

A licensed Northern Ireland gun dealer was held up at gunpoint and robbed of a number of weapons, it was revealed today. Three masked men, one carrying a shotgun, held up the dealer in his shop at Main Street in Garrison, Co Fermanagh on Saturday evening, police said. Police are trying to establish whether dissident republicans are arming themselves. A Police Service of Northern Ireland spokesman said: "We are not ruling anything out at the moment." He said a... (

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25 November 2008

KXXV-TV News (Waco, Texas)

BELTON - A known felon was arrested Sunday as he attempted to buy an AK-47 style assault rifle at the Bell County Gun Show. An off duty officer noticed two known Temple criminals, whom he had personally arrested more than once, at this weekend's gun show as they attempted to buy weapons. The officer recognized Gregorio Martinez, a convicted felon, carrying a handgun around at the show and watched as Martinez tried to purchase the AK-47. When he failed the background... (

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