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Gun Policy News, 27 January 2011


27 January 2011

Sudan Tribune (France)

South Sudan president, Salva Kiir Mayardit strongly warned members of the armed forces against celebratory gun-fire on the day of the announcement of the final referendum results, due on 14 February. Kiir, also Sudan's first vice-president, urged these forces to protect peoples' lives and properties, just like they did during the one-week long referendum polling period, widely regarded as peaceful. "Your excitement should not cause misery to yourselves and others. I... (

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27 January 2011

ABC News (USA)

More than 62,000 guns disappeared from U.S. firearm dealers' inventories in the past three years without any record that they were sold, according to a report by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The estimate means that dealers "lost" on average 56 firearms a day between 2008 and 2010. In some cases, the weapons could have been stolen or sold under the table or on the black market, circumventing established registration procedures and background... (

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27 January 2011

Calgary Herald (Alberta)

CALGARY - John Sattler told police after they seized a cache of restricted and prohibited weapons from his northwest Calgary home nearly two years ago that he was the "master of war." He also referred to himself as "the biggest hit man in the world and the smartest," and said he owned about 10 rocket launchers and "was thinking about shooting down the police helicopter because he thought it would be funny." Facing 75 criminal charges on Thursday, Sattler, 48, pleaded... (

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27 January 2011

National Public Radio (USA)

The recent shootings in Tucson may have reopened debate on gun control, but that debate may not lead to sweeping changes in the law, says the author of several books on the contentious issue. Political scientist Robert Spitzer, author of the book The Politics of Gun Control and a member of the National Rifle Association, has written extensively about the history of the NRA, the Second Amendment and gun control laws. He says the only gun regulation that stand a chance... (

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27 January 2011

Newsweek (USA)

At the beginning of his State of the Union address, President Obama tipped his hat to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who's now recuperating in a Houston medical facility. But throughout the hourlong speech, he never addressed the issue at the core of the Giffords tragedy — gun control — and what lawmakers would, or should, do to reform American firearm-access laws. That was intentional, according to the White House. An administration official says Obama didn't mention... (

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27 January 2011

New York Times, Opinion

This week in Washington, Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey introduced three very modest gun regulation bills, including one making it more difficult to sell guns to people on the terror watch list. Meanwhile, in Salt Lake City, the State Legislature is considering a bill to honor the Browning M1911 pistol by making it the official state firearm. Guess which idea has the better chance of passage? Can I see a show of hands? Oh, you cynics, you! Yes, a committee... (

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27 January 2011

Christian Science Monitor, Editorial

In the wake of the Tucson shootings, reasonable gun control legislation has made an appearance on Capitol Hill. It can survive and become law, but only if lawmakers find the courage to back it. One proposal – introduced in both the House and Senate – would ban high-capacity ammunition clips that hold more than 10 bullets. Arizona shooter suspect Jared Loughner allegedly wielded a semiautomatic pistol with a clip containing 31 rounds. Nineteen people were hit (six... (

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27 January 2011

WHAM-TV (New York)

CHILI, New York - On Friday a German man will appear in Rochester's Federal Courthouse to answer to charges related to an international gun smuggling operation. Authorities claim 56 year-old Karl Kleber illegally sold AK-47 drum magazines to a Chili-based gun business; American Tactical Imports (ATI) and its sister-company AmChar. The basis for the smuggling charge Kleber now faces is a shipment of 5,760 75-round AK-47 drum magazines that federal agents believe were... (

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27 January 2011

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Georgia)

A gun rights group filed a notice Wednesday that it will appeal a federal judge's dismissal of a suit challenging a state law banning weapons in churches, mosques and synagogues. John Monroe, the attorney for, filed a notice that he plans to ask the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review U.S. District Judge Ashley Royal's decision. Royal ruled Monday that a 2010 law that lists places of worship among locations where guns are not allowed did not... (

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27 January 2011

Arizona Republic

From murders to suicides, Arizona is consistently among the most deadly states in the nation for gun violence, federal records show. Over a nine-year span, the state's rate of gun deaths of all types ranked seventh in the United States and sixth for gun-involved slayings, according to an Arizona Republic analysis of death reports compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rankings are based on data from 1999 to 2007, the most recent statistics... (

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