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Gun Policy News, 6 August 2009


6 August 2009

Sydney Morning Herald

The alleged Melbourne terrorists planned to buy several machine-guns to use in their suicide attack on Holsworthy army base, but had neither the money nor the connections to get them, police have claimed. But authorities missed out on a vital chance to watch the men raise the funds and buy the weapons on the blackmarket after they were forced to bring forward planned raids due to a newspaper report. It was revealed yesterday that the men had thus far only obtained... (

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6 August 2009

Boston Globe / Political Intelligence, Blog

Leading up the Senate vote on putting Sonia Sotomayor on the Supreme Court, gun control advocates are intensifying their campaign against the National Rifle Association. The NRA, which boasts a sizable and loyal membership, has warned senators that a "yes" vote on Sotomayor will be included on its widely distributed candidate scorecard. But the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence says a half-dozen or more senators with past NRA endorsements are planning to vote for... (

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6 August 2009

United Press International

Houston police say a man weighing nearly 600 pounds concealed a 9mm handgun in his layers of fat for more than a day while in custody. Police said George Vera, 25, was arrested for an unspecified reason Aug. 2 and held in the city jail for a day before being taken to the Harris County Jail. There, he revealed to police he was hiding the handgun and two clips, KPRC-TV, Houston, reported Thursday. Gary Blankinship, president of the Houston Police Officers Union, said... (

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6 August 2009

Associated Press

The sales receipt obtained by a Pittsburgh news station once again links a Green Bay firearms dealer to a deadly shooting spree. A Green Bay online firearms dealer sold gun accessories to the shooter of Tuesday's massacre at a health club in Pittsburgh, the company's owner acknowledged Thursday. Eric Thompson, president of TGSCOM Inc., said he was "deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life at the hands of a disturbed and socially stunted man." News of the purchases... (

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6 August 2009

Citizens Voice (Pennsylvania)

The owner of a Luzerne County gun store pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy in Scranton's federal court. Mark Komoroski, co-owner of D&R Sports Center in Nanticoke, was one of two people indicted in 2006 for allegedly smuggling of military equipment into Russia, Kuwait, Germany and Japan in violation of U.S. export laws. The federal investigation focused primarily on paramilitary equipment purchases made from D&R in early 2005 by a Russian firm that reportedly had... (

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6 August 2009

Star-Ledger (New Jersey)

TRENTON, New Jersey — Gov. Jon Corzine today signed a controversial bill limiting handgun purchases to one every 30 days, a measure he said is aimed at slowing the supply of firearms to criminals. "While we are winning some important battles against violent crime, we must remain aggressive in combating illegal possession, use and trafficking of firearms in New Jersey," said Corzine, who signed the legislation on the steps of Trenton City Hall. New Jersey becomes the... (

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6 August 2009

Press Association (UK)

A Muslim "crime boss" who organised a drive-by shooting in which a Cambridgeshire house was sprayed with bullets from an automatic assault rifle prayed shortly before the attack was carried out, it was alleged in court. Drug dealer Matthew Carpenter placed a prayer mat on the floor of a hotel at which he was staying and prayed before a masked gunman riding pillion on a motorcycle opened fire on a semi-detached house in Fulbourn, prosecutor Maureen Baker QC told a jury... (

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