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Gun Policy News, 20 June 2011


20 June 2011

Wall Street Journal, Opinion

One of the frightening things about the U.S. government's war on drugs is that it is being waged by federal bureaucracies. The legend of Elliot Ness notwithstanding, this implies that it is not only fraught with ineptitude but that before it is all over, there are going to be a lot of avoidable deaths. Witness "Operation Fast and Furious," a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms plan that allegedly facilitated the flow of high-powered weapons into Mexico in the hope... (

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20 June 2011

Associated Press

More than five months after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head, the White House has yet to take any new steps on gun violence, even though that's what President Barack Obama called for in the wake of the shooting. The silence from the administration is drawing criticism from gun control activists and even some of Obama's Democratic allies. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., told the president in a letter last week that the administration "has not shown the... (

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20 June 2011

Jamaica Gleaner

The St Catherine South police yesterday seized four illegal guns within an eight-hour period and charged one man with breaches of the Firearms Act. The guns were seized in Waterford and Old Harbour, respectively. About 9:45 a.m., a team, led by Senior Superintendent Colin Pinnock, went along Caymanas Drive in Waterford, St Catherine. Following the searches of a number of premises, the team inspected bushes near the Waterford Primary School. This resulted in the... (

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20 June 2011

Toronto Sun (Ontario)

BARRIE - Beer, vodka, and a loaded gun led to a catastrophe when a 20-year-old shot his best friend in the stomach, a court heard Monday. Cody Rose, 20, of Alliston, pleaded guilty to the Dec, 18, 2010 incident that left his best friend, Chris Redmayne, 20, laying on his floor in a pool of blood. Rose was sentenced to six months in jail with one year probation and a ten-year weapons prohibition. Court heard the two friends spent a night of drinking and playing video... (

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20 June 2011

New York Times, Editorial

If Congressional Republicans are really intent on getting to the bottom of an ill-conceived sting operation along the border by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, they should call President Felipe Calderón of Mexico as an expert witness. Mr. Calderón has the data showing that the tens of thousands of weapons seized from the Mexican drug cartels in the last four years mostly came from the United States. Three out of five of those guns were... (

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