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Gun Policy News, 30 January 2000


30 January 2000

Daily News Briefing (South Africa)

JOHANNESBURG — The Democratic Party has called for changes to the draft Firearms Control Bill following a Sunday newspaper exposé which claimed firearm competency certificates were being sold to applicants without testing or training them. DP Safety and Security spokesman Graham McIntosh said the Sunday Times report was a clear indication of the serious problems that lay ahead for the new Firearms Control Bill. The article claimed the newspaper's journalists had... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido

30 January 2000

Press Association (UK)

Labour MEP Glenys Kinnock today urged Tony Blair's Government to adopt a more ethical foreign policy and resist pressure from the arms industry. Mrs Kinnock, who is the party's spokesperson on International Development in the European Parliament, said the Government should look to control the power of multinational companies. "I think many of us would wish for far more principles to be in place, rather than be subject to the pressures of the arms lobby," she told... (GunPolicy.org)

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30 January 2000


TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — The Honduran Congresswill propose an exchange of cash, food and tax rebates for guns in a bid to remove a million wartime weapons from circulation and reduce violent crime, a legislator said Saturday. Jack Arevalo, a deputy with the ruling Liberal Party, told reporters the disarmament plan would be written into a new law forcing holders of weapons to register their arms. "We will incorporate in the law incentives for handing in weapons:... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

30 January 2000

Associated Press

Three days a week, The Associated Press asks the presidential candidates a question on the issues. Today's question and the responses: Guns Do you believe law-abiding citizens should be able to carry concealed guns? Democrats: Bill Bradley: "We should take all measures necessary to improve gun safety and reduce gun violence. There may be a few limited circumstances under which some law-abiding citizens, such as former police officers, could be eligible for concealed... (GunPolicy.org)

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