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Gun Policy News, 17 May 2011


17 May 2011

Washington Post / AP

WASHINGTON — The FBI says 56 law enforcement officers were murdered on duty last year, up eight from 2009. All but one of the 56 officers was slain by someone using a gun. Thirty-eight of them were wearing body armor when killed. The only officer who wasn't a victim of firearms was killed with a vehicle. Fifteen officers were killed in ambushes, eight were investigating suspicious persons, seven were killed in traffic pursuits or stops and six were responding to... (

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17 May 2011

Sacramento Bee (California)

Saying you don't need a gun to order a cheeseburger, a California lawmaker Monday pushed through the Assembly a crackdown on carrying unloaded handguns in public places. Assemblyman Anthony Portantino's legislation takes aim at a movement that encourages people to show up at public places with unloaded handguns strapped to their side. "Our families deserve to feel safe in our parks and coffee shops," said Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge. "You don't need a handgun... (

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17 May 2011

WFTS-TV (Florida)

TAMPA - When a gun is recovered during a police search or after the commission of a crime, investigators across America depend on the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to help them document the weapon's history. In Florida, the ATF traced 18,714 guns that were recovered by law enforcement investigators in 2009, the latest year for which such data are available. The ATF research is done at the bureau's National Tracing Center in Martinsburg,... (

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17 May 2011

Toronto Star (Ontario)

Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair gave special authorization for a female officer to carry her service gun at all times of the day and night to protect herself against her former boss, a police tribunal has heard. The officer, who alleges she was sexually harassed by former Staff Inspector Steve Izzett, also had an alarm installed at her home. As well, the local police force where she lives was notified to immediately contact Toronto police if a 911 call came from her... (

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17 May 2011

Wall Street Journal (New York) / AP

NEW YORK — A man distraught because he believed he was being cheated by a business associate went to the associate's home Tuesday with a handgun and shot him and his wife, then barricaded himself inside their basement before he was shot to death during a police confrontation, authorities said. Ilya Iglanov, 48, went to the couple's Staten Island home at about 12:30 p.m. and they let him in, NYPD spokesman Paul J. Browne said. At some point, Iglanov opened fire,... (

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17 May 2011

San Francisco Chronicle / AP

CARACAS, Venezuela - As a teenager, Wilmer Espinoza carried two handguns and belonged to a gang of hired killers. For as little as $700, they would stalk and slay people their clients wanted eliminated. Today, the 30-year-old carries only a worn Bible in his jacket pocket, and he has traded his band of assassins for another group: Christian rappers who preach for peace in some of Latin America's most violent slums. Espinoza and his rapper friends grew up in a country... (

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17 May 2011

New York Times, Editorial

The Environmental Protection Agency declined to block the use of lead in hunting and fishing last year. It was the wrong call. To ensure that the agency doesn't come to its senses, the National Rifle Association — assisted, as usual, by Congress — is pushing legislation that would bar the E.P.A. from restricting the sale of lead shot and bullets or lead sinkers. The Senate bill's name — the Hunting, Fishing, and Recreational Shooting Protection Act — is a sign... (

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17 May 2011

Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, California - The California Assembly approved a bill Monday to prohibit openly carrying unloaded handguns in public after a debate that pitted gun rights proponents against chiefs of police. The bill, AB144, would make it a misdemeanor to carry an exposed and unloaded gun in a public place, street or vehicle except in some unincorporated areas. It was approved 45-29 largely along party lines and moves to the Senate. Several states ban openly carrying... (

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