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Gun Policy News, 13 July 2004


13 July 2004

InterPress Service

NEW YORK — When the 15-member United Nations Security Council legitimized the US-imposed interim government in Baghdad in June, the five-page unanimous resolution carried a provision little publicized in the media: the lifting of a 14-year arms embargo on Iraq. The Security Council's decision to end military sanctions on Iraq has triggered a rush by the world's weapons dealers to make a grab for a potentially multimillion-dollar new arms market in the already... (GunPolicy.org)

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Papúa-Nueva Guinea

13 July 2004

National (Port Moresby)

Police have arrested and charged a Southern Highlands man for the wilful murder of his cousin. Police criminal investigation division (CID) officers confirmed that Nolis Nali, the brother of former Mendi MP Michael Nali, is facing murder charges for the death of the victim. He was arrested in Port Moresby last Friday. Police said Mr Nali shot the victim with an M-16 rifle during an argument on May 17 in Mendi. The accused briefly appeared before the Waigani... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

13 July 2004

Associated Press

ST. PAUL — Minnesota's handgun permitting law was declared unconstitutional Tuesday by a Ramsey County District judge in a lawsuit brought by several churches and other groups. Judge John Finley said the Legislature violated the state constitution last year by attaching the so-called conceal and carry bill with a "totally unrelated bill relating to the Department of Natural Resources." The state constitution prohibits laws from embracing more than one subject. "Our... (GunPolicy.org)

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13 July 2004

Courier-Mail (Brisbane)

Victoria's top cop has said she believes the force's ageing .38 calibre revolvers are suitable for the job, but a call to arm officers with semi-automatic pistols is being considered. Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon said it was a complicated issue, with a need to balance the safety of officers and the impact on the community. The state's Police Association yesterday asked that Victoria Police arm its 13,000 members with semi-automatic pistols, such as the Glock, to... (GunPolicy.org)

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13 July 2004

News24 (South Africa)

JOHANNESBURG — More than 6 000 appeals submitted by people asking for firearm licences have been gathering dust in Pretoria because the independent appeal board has been out of action since May 1. The board is the last resort for people who have had their gun licence applications turned down by the national firearm register. In terms of the new Firearms Control Act, the board has to consider appeals from those who have been denied licences. The board can... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

13 July 2004

Los Angeles Times, Editorial

Two months from today, the federal assault weapons ban dissolves like a wisp of gun smoke. Even though he proudly carried the National Rifle Assn.'s seal of approval in 2000, President Bush says he supports renewing the 10-year-old ban, but he has refused to push Congress in that direction. His word to congressional leaders would matter greatly now, just as his continued silence suggests that he values the NRA's support over Americans' safety. The NRA's strategy is to... (GunPolicy.org)

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13 July 2004

Institute for War & Peace Reporting

BAGHDAD — Two US Humvees moved slowly through the west Baghdad neighbourhood of al-Jihad when a 12-year-old ran into the street. "Bastards!" he shouted, peppering the vehicle with pellets from his plastic Kalashnikov. One of the Humvee's gunners swivelled his top-mounted machinegun to target the boy, but relaxed when he realised the rifle was harmless. The boy's parents dragged him back into their yard, cuffing him about the head. They shouted, "You could have been... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

13 July 2004


WASHINGTON — A U.S. ban on assault weapons will expire in September unless President Bush works to extend it, but so far he has failed to "lift a finger," backers of an extension said on Tuesday. "The White House has refused to lift a finger to help us pass it," California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein told reporters. She said if Bush did not actively push to extend the ban, legal military-style assault weapons would be back on U.S. streets. The Senate has voted... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido

13 July 2004

BBC News

Senior police officers in Scotland believe there is an emerging threat of the gun culture seen in London coming to Glasgow and the west of Scotland. But they said lessons have been learned from the way shootings mushroomed in England, in particular the need to stop young men using firearms. In the last few years in major cities in England and Wales, there has been a marked increase in the use of guns. The rise in gun use in street violence has been connected to... (GunPolicy.org)

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13 July 2004

ABC News (Australia)

Greens MP Lee Rhiannon has called for an overhaul of New South Wales firearms licensing system after yesterday's triple murder-suicide in the Hunter Valley town of Gresford. Michael Richardson, 32, is believed to have stabbed his wife and suffocated his two children, before turning a gun on himself. Police have confirmed Mr Richardson lost his gun licence last year after a failed suicide attempt but had it reinstated by the firearms authority several months ago. Ms... (GunPolicy.org)

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13 July 2004

Democratic Voice of Burma [Myanmar]

Bangladesh military intelligence agents have arrested two Arakan leaders allegedly for arms trafficking. The two arrested were Dr Khin Maung, chairman of National Unity Party of Arakan (NUPA), and Ko Nyi Nyi Lwin, director of Arakan National Council (ANC). They were arrested at Chittagong Airport on their return from Thailand on 2 July. Khaing Myat Kyaw, news editor of the Narinjara News told DVB that the arrests are connected 10,000 firearms captured at... (GunPolicy.org)

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