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Gun Policy News, 17 January 2010

États-Unis

17 January 2010

Press-Register (Alabama)

Less than a year after a court-ordered stay at a state mental hospital, David Otto Gluth Jr. went gun shopping. His involuntary commitment in 2008 to Searcy Hospital in Mount Vernon made him ineligible under federal law to have a gun. The instant background check run by the Bass Pro Shops store in Spanish Fort failed to flag Gluth, however, because Alabama reports only a tiny fraction of mental health commitments to a national database. Gluth walked out of the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

17 January 2010

Athens Banner-Herald (Georgia)

Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry doesn't know if someone breaks the law just by carrying a concealed firearm while talking with friends outside a convenience store. That's because current state law that forbids people with concealed weapons permits from bringing those weapons to public gatherings is too fuzzy, Berry said. "There's no clear definition of what a public gathering is, and the truth is. we're not going to enforce a law that is so poorly written," he said.... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

17 January 2010

Associated Press

Public access to the state database of people with permits to carry guns would be closed under a bill on its way to the floor of the Indiana House. The bill was filed following complaints over newspaper stories that used information from the database to scrutinize how gun permits are issued, including one that found a permit wound up in the hands of a man who had pressed the barrel of a loaded handgun into the chest of a woman holding a baby. The House Natural... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

17 January 2010

New York Times, Editorial

The nation's police chiefs are finding an alarming increase in criminals' use of assault weapons — the high-powered battlefield rifles that used to be banned, back when the federal government showed greater concern for public safety. The 10-year ban expired in 2004, despite the vows of presidential nominees from both parties to fight for renewal. Congress hasn't mustered the guts to try, preferring to roll over for the gun lobby. A survey of more than 130 local... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

17 January 2010

Philadelphia Inquirer

They began arriving well before the 9 a.m. Sunday opening, cramming the parking lots and forcing latecomers onto snowy fields. At least half the vehicles were pickups, peppered with road salt and bearing such bumper stickers as "Don't blame me, I voted for McCain" and "If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns." When the doors to the Lebanon Valley Exposition Center finally opened, they stepped inside and paid $5 to attend the Lebanon Gun Show. By 10 a.m., they... (GunPolicy.org)

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