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Gun Policy News, 24 August 2009


24 August 2009

Albany Times-Union (New York), Editorial

A responsible gun owner knows that a firearm is serious business. It's not a toy, or a fashion statement. It's a deadly weapon. Its place is in the woods for hunting, at the range for target shooting, or in an appropriate place at home for self-defense. Unless you're a law enforcement officer, you've got no business in a free, civilized society displaying a gun in a crowd of people who have peacefully gathered to express their views. The only real purpose for doing so... (

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24 August 2009

Toronto Star (Ontario)

The trail of guns led from Chicago to Guelph, where a year ago a coked-up man went berserk and fired shots into his neighbour's apartment and car. Then it continued to Ottawa, where a 26-year-old man was fatally shot after answering a knock on an apartment door just before Christmas. A month later, in Vaughan near Weston and Rutherford Rds., three residents were held hostage at gunpoint during a home invasion. Two men pleaded guilty to the crime last month. These... (

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24 August 2009

Today's Zaman (Istanbul)

ANKARA — A recent report by the Security General Directorate's anti-smuggling and organized crime unit has revealed that 514 of 522 Glock pistols used in crimes in Turkey were originally ordered by the US for its troops in Iraq and that the weapons were used in 25 separate murders, including the 2006 Council of State shooting. The Security General Directorate's anti-smuggling and organized crime unit has prepared a report on the kind of crimes Glock weapons smuggled... (

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24 August 2009

Miami Herald, Editorial

Protesters who bring guns to rallies where President Obama has been speaking are taking the national debate over healthcare and other issues to a new and dangerous level of concern. It's a frightening sign of how deep our divisions have become and what a bizarre turn our political debate has taken. The presence of guns at a political event cannot be justified as a form of self-defense, freedom of expression or as a way to make a better argument. Guns at political... (

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24 August 2009

Sacramento Bee (California)

A debate over who should be allowed to carry a concealed weapon in El Dorado County will get plenty of exposure this week. At issue is a Sheriff's Office policy requiring license applicants to not only complete a training program and pass a background check confirming that they are of good moral character, but also to show that they have good cause to carry a concealed firearm in public. But some people say law-abiding citizens shouldn't have to show cause, and they... (

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