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Gun Policy News, 22 December 2000


22 December 2000

London Free Press (Ontario)

OTTAWA — Hundreds of thousands of Canadians will wake up criminals on New Year's Day. But few Londoners will be among them if local response to the new gun licensing law is any indication. When the clock chimes midnight, the federal government will have no mercy for gun-toting Canadians who balked at the Dec. 31 gun registry deadline. David Austin, spokesperson for the Canadian Firearms Centre, said if the estimated 2.2 million gun owners don't send in their... (

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United States

22 December 2000

Los Angeles Times

PAHRUMP, Nevada — Californians looking for a place to stash their assault weapons to avoid a Dec. 31 registration deadline can send them to Second Amendment Drive, in the Nevada desert. It's the main drag through Front Sight, a planned resort community where residents would have, not only the right, but practically a responsibility, to bear arms. This is, after all, a place where even gun novices can come out for a day of submachine-gunning. One recent day, more... (

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22 December 2000

Guardian (UK)

Jean-Christophe, the elder son and close adviser of the late French president, François Mitterrand, was arrested yesterday and detained for questioning on suspicion of involvement in alleged illegal arms sales to Angola. Mr Mitterrand, who was his father's African strategy analyst from 1986 to 1992, was being held in the headquarters of the Paris financial crime squad with a noted writer, Paul-Loup Sulitzer, judicial sources said. The two men were arrested after... (

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