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Gun Policy News, 2 May 2010


2 May 2010

The Hill (Washington DC)

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) is calling a new bill introduced by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) last week that would loosen her city's gun laws "desperate." The measure would rescind Washington D.C.'s ban on semi-automatic weapons and would loosen criminal penalties for city residents found in possession of an unregistered firearm. The bill closely resembles much of the gun-related language that has been attached to the D.C. Voting Rights Act, a long sought measure... (

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2 May 2010

Telegraph Herald (Iowa)

Iowa Gov. Chet Culver signed the controversial concealed weapons law Thursday, putting to rest a years-old debate about how county sheriffs issue permits. The bill would require county sheriffs to issue a permit to carry a concealed weapon to anyone who legally qualifies, rather than giving them discretion about whether to reject the permit for another reason. Culver signed the bill on the last day he could, Thursday. If he hadn't signed the bill, he would have... (

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2 May 2010

Erie Times-News (Pennsylvania)

One of the many sad facts to emerge from the January killing of Trooper Paul G. Richey was this: The gunman, Michael J. Smith, a man with a history of mental-health problems and marital discord, used the same .30-30 rifle to kill Richey that he had used 13 years before to threaten other police officers and his wife in a violent display at a Venango County car dealership. Nothing in state law at the time of Smith's first violent crime in 1997 barred him from again... (

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