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Gun Policy News, 24 December 1999

United States

24 December 1999

Washington Post

Even the men convicted of stealing guns from the United Parcel Service distribution center in Landover were surprised by how easy it was to pick them off the conveyor belt and get them out of the building. They started cautiously, slicing open cardboard boxes addressed to a Prince George's County gun shop, removing one or two handguns and taking them out by hiding them under their clothes. When nothing happened, the three UPS cargo handlers-one of them a convicted... (

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Papua New Guinea

24 December 1999

Sydney Morning Herald

A spectacular bank raid highlights what ails Papua New Guinea, writes Bernard Lagan in Port Moresby. Death comes quickly and cheaply in Port Moresby. So cheaply that this week the General Hospital morgue, overloaded with 118 unclaimed bodies, made a last pre-Christmas appeal for relatives to come and claim their dead, otherwise the corpses would be buried in a mass grave. Those who saw Jonathan Davies savagely beaten by police until he fell — he died soon after in... (

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