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Gun Policy News, 22 December 2004

Papúa-Nueva Guinea

22 December 2004

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

Seventy-six high-powered firearms allegedly bought for police operations went missing between 1998 and 1999, it has been claimed. It is also alleged those firearms are still unaccounted for and that records of them do not appear in official police records. A senior police officer is alleged to be linked to the disappearance of the firearms. Official documents show the missing 76 weapons were alleged to be part of a total of 264 high-powered weapons purchased from a... (GunPolicy.org)

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22 December 2004

Moscow Times

Nearly half of the thousands of guns that have been reported as lost or stolen were issued to the military, a senior police official said Tuesday, calling for tougher gun penalties. As of Dec. 1, a total of 178,000 weapons had been reported as missing. The figure includes 66,600 guns and pistols, 2,000 automatic rifles and 71 rocket launchers, said Alexander Trudov, head of the Interior Ministry's criminal investigations department. He said the ministry's centralized... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

22 December 2004

Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — The Red Ryder BB gun is "the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts," according to young Ralphie Parker, who pines for one in the movie "A Christmas Story." But Daisy Outdoor Products, which makes the Red Ryder, is shying away from any publicity that represents the gun as a toy. Joe Murfin, Daisy's vice president of marketing, was emphatic that BB guns, even if they've been turned into celluloid holiday icons, are not playthings. "They are not... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

22 December 2004

Burlington County Times (New Jersey), Opinion

We shouldn't be surprised. After all, this Administration has made a supreme virtue of saying one thing and doing the opposite. So, no surprise that, while claiming to support specific measures to prevent gun violence, the president last week did nothing to protect or enact them. When signing into law a $388 billion omnibus spending bill, Bush and his party's congressional leadership eliminated federal financing for the Justice Department's Project Safe Neighborhoods,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Islas Salomón,Australia

22 December 2004

Sydney Morning Herald

Australia is rushing 100 extra troops to the Solomon Islands in defiant reaction to the sniper murder of Adam Dunning, the nation's first peacekeeper to be killed by hostile fire. The murder highlights the perils of the new interventionist role in the Pacific islands, but the Prime Minister, John Howard, vowed the mission to the Solomons would go on "undeterred, unrestrained, unaffected by what's happened". "We won't be cowed by this," the Foreign Minister, Alexander... (GunPolicy.org)

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