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Gun Policy News, 18 August 2000

Estados Unidos

18 August 2000

Washington Post

When it came to getting weapons, officials say, Jeffrey Klotz knew where to go. Wearing the uniform of an Air Force major, he went to Fort Meade in Maryland and soon left with 30 M-16 rifles, 20 M-9 pistols and two Chevrolet Blazers to boot, authorities allege. A few days later, Klotz picked up 12,000 rounds of ammunition from a military installation in Pennsylvania, where he had shown up to volunteer to teach Civil Air Patrol cadets how to fire weapons, according to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

18 August 2000

ABC News (Australia)

The Sporting Shooters Association says the Federal Government's new regulations on the importation of hand guns could drive small gun dealers out of business. Under the new regulations which come into force today, the Customs Service will store all imported hand guns until they have been sold to an authorised end user. Justice Minister Amanda Vanstone says hand gun imports have risen dramatically in the last few years, with some cheaper imports ending up on the black... (GunPolicy.org)

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Palestina

18 August 2000

Los Angeles Times

RAMALLAH, West Bank — When Ahlam Duqmaq was gunned down in her father's butcher shop by gangs looking for her brothers, Palestinians were outraged. Is our life this cheap? they asked. Who will protect us? Duqmaq's killing became a glaring example of what Palestinians complain is a growing scourge: the militarization of their society, in a land where rival security forces shoot it out in public, young civilian men swagger through marketplaces with assault rifles, and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

18 August 2000

Alabama Live

DECATUR — "Back To School Sale!" headed a newspaper advertisement by a Decatur gun dealer pushing the sale of such assault weapons as an AR-15 and Uzi 9 mm. JC's Gun and Tackle in Decatur ran the classified ad earlier this week, but the next day The Decatur Daily pulled the top line. "It was one of those regrettable things that got by everyone," said Darlene Ziegler, classified advertising manager, adding, "When we became aware of it, the (wording) was... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

18 August 2000

Washington Post

Mario Guzman worked as a manager at Heckler & Koch in Sterling for about five years, handling high-powered weapons sold to police, gun dealers and Navy SEALs. But when some of the guns disappeared from the warehouse this spring, so did he. Now, Guzman, 27, who moved to New Jersey after his unexpected April resignation, is accused of taking 120 guns with him, federal law enforcement officials say. Already, 10 of the weapons have surfaced in northern New Jersey. A few... (GunPolicy.org)

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