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Gun Policy News, 31 January 1999

South Africa

31 January 1999

Sunday Times (South Africa)

The only thing people wear on their hips in Mapela are their cellphones. The small rural district in the Northern Province has banned guns, with virtually every building, from schools and clinics to shops and shebeens declared gun-free zones. From the dusty roads which lead from one part of the district to another, the signs reading "Gun Free" can be seen dotting the villages. Gilbert Pila, the CEO of the Greater Bakenberg transitional local government, under which... (

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31 January 1999

Cyprus Mail

GUN and hunting licence regulations are to be tightened in an effort to reduce the number of shooting accidents and halt the slaughter of protected birds. The proposed new legislation enjoys the support of both hunters and environmentalists, although the latter stress that it would not be enough in itself. Champion of the new bill is firebrand Diko deputy Marios Matsakis, who believes the current state of play concerning gun and hunting licences is a recipe for... (

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