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Gun Policy News, 17 May 1998

Australia

17 May 1998

Australian (Sydney)

One Nation's guns policy opened the way for reintroduction of "Martin Bryant massacre" weapons into Australia, National Party state director Ken Crooke said yesterday. Gun supporters who backed One Nation and didn't direct preferences to the Nationals would be shooting themselves in the foot. "They risk electing a Labor government with even tougher gun laws," he said. Queensland Coalition for Gun Control spokeswoman Helen Gadsden said the One Nation policy was a "guns... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

17 May 1998

Australian (Sydney)

Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party has pledged to scrap tough national gun laws and reinstate access to semi-automatic and military-style weapons. The party promised to introduce lifetime gun licences and enshrine in legislation people's right to use guns to defend their homes and families. Gun enthusiasts welcomed the policy but anti-gun campaigners blasted its "open slather" approach. The National Party warned gun owners that they would elect a Labor government... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido

17 May 1998

Sunday Telegraph (UK)

Leaders of the G8 group of industrialised nations yesterday agreed to consider making arms manufacturers incorporate computerised micro-chips in weapons, to make it easier to track down gun-running and smuggling operations. The move followed a presentation on the threat posed by international crime by Roy Penrose, director-general of the National Crime Squad. Mr Penrose addressed prime ministers and presidents, led by Tony Blair, at Weston Park, Staffordshire, a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

17 May 1998

Reuters

WASHINGTON — Helped by a sharp drop in murders and robberies, the U.S. crime rate fell in 1997 for the sixth year in a row, the FBI said on Sunday. Among the crimes covered in its twice-yearly report, the federal law enforcement agency said the steepest drop occurred for murders and robberies, with each down 9 percent in 1997 from 1996. The number of murders decreased in all regions of the country, declining 13 percent in the Northeast, 11 percent in the West, 9... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kuwait

17 May 1998

Xinhua

KUWAIT CITY — Kuwaiti National Assembly Saturday night rejected a government-proposed bill to search for fire-arms in citizens' houses on grounds that it violates the sanctity of the home and the Islamic Sharia law. Out of the 36 members who were present to vote, 27 were against, five for and four abstained, according to local newspapers Sunday. The law was in effect for a two-year period from 1992 after the Gulf War and the government has been trying to reactivate... (GunPolicy.org)

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