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Gun Policy News, 6 May 2010

Canada

6 May 2010

Winnipeg Free Press (Manitoba)

Faced with escalating threats, Winnipeg police officers are now able to carry their guns while traveling to and from work when they're not in uniform. The change, which kicked in today, requires officers to wear their badge, carry handcuffs, and also have a use-of-force option like their baton or pepper spray with them. The former policy said officers had to wear their uniforms and service belts if they were carrying their gun home. The head of the police union said... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

6 May 2010

Times & Transcript (New Brunswick), Opinion

In his recent column "Long-gun registry debate continues in Ottawa," Everett Mosher includes the following astonishing sentence: "The Canadian Shooting Sports Association considers (a whipped Liberal vote) a slap in the face to our democratic process." I think Mr. Mosher may have the tail wagging the dog here: who appointed a lobby group that shills for the U.S. National Rifle Association as the guardians of our democracy? Fact is, a new poll shows twice as many... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

6 May 2010

Globe & Mail (Toronto)

Representing everyone from beat cops to chiefs, Canada's main police groups are joining forces for the first time to try to stop the Harper government from killing the long-gun registry. The Conservatives argue that Canada's police forces are divided on the need to save the registry and suggest that the leaders who support it are out of touch with front-line police officers. But the Canadian Police Association, which represents 41,000 officers across Canada, will... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

6 May 2010

Associated Press

DENVER, Colorado - Guns will continue to be legal on the Colorado State University System's two campuses. The CSU Board of Governors voted Wednesday to rescind a campus gun ban, citing a Colorado Court of Appeals ruling last month that overturned a similar ban at the University of Colorado. The Appeals Court sided with Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, which argued the CU policy violated the Colorado Concealed Carry Act. The CSU board had approved the ban for... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

6 May 2010

News OK (Oklahoma)

Gov. Brad Henry, who just last week vetoed a measure that states firearms made and kept in Oklahoma are not subject to federal law, is being sent a similar measure. The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed House Bill 2994 by a vote of 81-14. The governor last week vetoed a similar measure, Senate Bill 1685. The Senate failed Wednesday to override the veto. Rep. John Enns, author of HB 2994, said his measure would apply only to guns made in Oklahoma. The guns... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

6 May 2010

WLS-TV News (Illinois)

CHICAGO, Illinois - There was a big show of support Thursday for a gun turn-in program to be held this weekend. People will get pre-paid Mastercards in exchange for guns during gun turn-ins on Saturday in Chicago. On Thursday, business leaders from the Little Village Chamber of Commerce presented a check to the police department to support the effort. Police say almost 19,000 illegal guns have been turned in under this program since 2006. "Working with the community... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

6 May 2010

WTVM-TV News (Georgia)

ATLANTA, Georgia - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called legislation that would allow guns in the terminal of the nation's busiest airport "very worrisome." Appearing Thursday before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Holder said al-Qaida successfully targeted aircraft in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and continue to look at airliners as potential terrorist tools. Last week, the Georgia Legislature passed a bill that would permit loaded weapons to be carried in... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

6 May 2010

Queens Chronicle (New York)

The number of crime guns recovered last year in Queens jumped slightly compared to 2008, even as the total recovered across the city dropped for a fourth straight year, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives statistics showed. In an 11-page annual report released last week, data gathered and prepared at the ATF New York Crime Gun Center in Brooklyn showed that 1,022 guns were recovered in Queens in 2009, up from 910 the previous year. The modest uptick... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

6 May 2010

New York Times, Editorial

While the rest of the nation comes to grips with fresh concerns about terrorism, domestic and foreign, Congress is wrapped up in the peculiar obsessions of the gun lobby — most of which are certain to make Americans less safe in their homes and on the streets. Congress, for example, is cowering before the gun lobby insistence that even terrorist suspects who are placed on the "no-fly list" must not be denied the right to buy and bear arms. Suspects on that list... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

6 May 2010

Toronto Star (Ontario)

OTTAWA, Ontario — The Conservative government says lobbying by police and victims will not deter its quest to dismantle the long gun registry. "We are committed to ending it," Transport Minister John Baird said Thursday. Even so the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, the Canadian Police Association, the Canadian Association of Police Boards joined to urge the government not to get rid of the tool. "The knowledge of who possesses firearms helps us to prevent... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

6 May 2010

Canwest News Service (Canada)

OTTAWA, Ontario — An unlikely battle between police is unfolding over the merits of Canada's controversial long-gun registry, with one side rigorously defending it as life-saving, while the other argues the tool has done nothing over the past decade to prevent gun crime and murder. "Never have I attended a killing where the registry of any of the weapons would have prevented that killing from occurring," said Dave Shipman, a retired 25-year veteran of the Winnipeg... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

6 May 2010

New York Times

The mammoth clock-to-wire-to-gasoline-to-propane car bomb that the authorities said Faisal Shahzad hoped would claim many lives in Times Square has been analyzed, diagrammed, prodded and examined. But not long before his arrest, Mr. Shahzad was also equipped with a less-eccentric — and yet more dependably lethal — weapon. And he owned it legally. It is fearsome looking, a carbine hybrid of a pistol and a long gun with a mouthful of a name: the Kel-Tec Sub Rifle... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

6 May 2010

New York Times, Opinion

There seems to be a strong sentiment in Congress that the only constitutional right suspected terrorists have is the right to bear arms. "I think you're going too far here," said Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina at a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday. He was speaking in opposition to a bill that would keep people on the F.B.I. terrorist watch list from buying guns and explosives. Say what? Yes, if you are on the terrorist watch... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

6 May 2010

Washington Post, Column

Is the NRA a terrorist organization? By George W. Bush's standard -- you're either with us or against us in the fight against terrorism -- NRA chief Wayne LaPierre should be just a few frequent-flier miles short of a free ticket to Gitmo right about now. Seems he and the rest of the gun lobby are fighting for terrorists' right to buy firearms. The Bush administration urged Congress to pass a law barring people on the terrorist watch list from buying explosives and... (GunPolicy.org)

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