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Gun Policy News, 10 May 2011


10 May 2011

News 10 (Albany, New York) / AP

AUSTIN, Texas - Republicans in the Texas Senate on Monday approved allowing concealed handgun license holders to carry weapons into public college buildings and classrooms, moving forward on a measure that had stalled until supporters tacked it on to a universities spending bill. Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, had been unable to muster the votes he needed under Senate rules to pass the issue as its own bill after the measure met stiff resistance from higher... (

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10 May 2011

San Francisco Chronicle / AP

RIVERSIDE, California - Police have shot and killed a man who allegedly gunned down a man and woman in an upscale Riverside neighborhood. Riverside police Lt. Guy Toussaint tells the Press-Enterprise the man and woman were shot just before 6 p.m. Tuesday in the gated Riverwalk neighborhood in western Riverside. Both died at the scene. Toussaint says one of the victims was found lying in the street and the other in a yard. He says the suspected gunman was shot by... (

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10 May 2011

Atlantic (USA), Opinion

Last October, an email popped into my inbox from Mike Stollenwerk, co-founder of gun rights networking hub, which boasts the motto, "A right un-exercised is a right lost." He was responding to a question I had about the possible re-tabling of a bill in the Texas legislature which would, if passed, allow students to carry handguns with them to college. At the time, only Utah allowed the carrying of concealed weapons into the classrooms of public... (

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10 May 2011

Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St Paul), Opinion

Minnesota lawmakers will soon have an opportunity to signal whether they support the public's interests or a narrow special interest. We should watch closely as they cast their votes on HF1467, a bill only the gun lobby could love. While proponents portray the bill's primary provision as an expansion of the right to self-defense, law enforcement overwhelmingly opposes it as a threat to officer and public safety. In too many instances, it is a license to... (

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