US Cops Shoot Youth with BB Gun, Guns Still ‘Anything But Normal’

Posted by admin on November 11, 2013
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US Cops Shoot Youth with BB Gun, Guns Still ‘Anything But Normal’
Last weekend, gun rights activists marched at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, carrying semi-automatic rifles and loaded magazines. Four days later, eighth-grader Andy Lopez was shot to death by Santa Rosa, California police for failing to drop the BB gun he was carrying to a friend’s house. Men carrying AR-15s down the street, fine; boy carrying BB gun down the street, fatal? Something does not compute. In fact, the tragic killing in the second case exposes the… [Bloomberg (USA), via GunPolicy.org]

Dominican Republic Raises Gun Licence Costs [Español]
[Translated summary: The cost of applying for a firearms licence in the Dominican Republic has increased to RD$9917.01, to cover the added taxes and ballistics testing required. Authorities are recording information about each owner and their guns, including biometric details, and some gun owners have complained about the cost and time involved. An amnesty is being granted to allow people time to afford the increased costs but critics are worried that more citizens will… [Etorno Inteligente (Venezuela), via GunPolicy.org]

US Olympic Runner Calls for Assault Rifle and Handgun Ban
I love my Second Amendment right. I was raised in Boise, Idaho, and have been hunting the Treasure Valley for upland game and waterfowl since I was strong enough to carry a gun. I come from a long line of hunters who take pride in the time-honored tradition of stalking game, killing it ethically, and providing food for their families. I was raised to appreciate the awesome power of firearms and to treat all guns as if they are loaded. I own several guns and would be sad… [Runner’s World (USA), via GunPolicy.org]

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