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Gun Policy News, 7 March 2004

Estados Unidos

7 March 2004

San Francisco Chronicle

The National Rifle Association demonstrated last week how far it is willing to go to defeat the passage of responsible gun laws in this country. On March 2, the NRA asked its supporters in the Senate to vote down its top legislative priority — a bill to provide unprecedented legal immunity to the gun industry — because a bipartisan coalition of senators had succeeded in adding key gun control amendments to the legislation. The immunity bill had breezed through the... (GunPolicy.org)

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7 March 2004

Baltimore Sun

HAIFA, Israel — The Uzi submachine gun, the weapon that became a trademark of Israel's firearms industry and a symbol of bravado on battlefields and movie screens, is becoming a relic within the institution that introduced the gun nearly a half-century ago: the Israeli army. Front-line soldiers abandoned the Uzi two decades ago for the American M-16. This year, the army's special forces stopped training with the Uzi and have turned to more modern firearms. Israel... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

7 March 2004

Associated Press

DODGE CITY, Kansas — In the days when Wyatt Earp was making his name as a lawman in Dodge City, he banned guns north of the railroad tracks that ran through the frontier town, where most families lived. Cowboys had to check their weapons at a gate or saloon, and the city imposed a $100 fine for anyone caught with a gun north of the tracks. That was 1878, and the identification of Dodge City with those Wild West times now pulls tens of thousands of tourists to the... (GunPolicy.org)

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