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Gun Policy News, 27 January 2001

United States

27 January 2001

Toledo Blade (Ohio), Opinion

What possible rational justification can be offered for owning, selling, or trading certain semi-automatic weapons, so-called assault weapons, whose only purpose is to take a human life? We can't think of any. Thank goodness Toledo City Council and Mayor Finkbeiner had the political fortitude to say they couldn't either. After a lengthy debate that dragged on for two years, council voted to ban selling, trading, or giving away assault weapons that fit specific... (

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United States

27 January 2001

Deseret Morning News (Utah)

Last year, lawmakers told schools to make room for patriotic lessons. This year, it could be gun education. A bill sponsored by Rep. Mike Thompson, R-Orem, would require school districts to offer firearm-safety instruction to elementary schoolchildren and high school seniors. Lessons would differ, but teens would have to learn about things such as the "federal constitutional right of citizens to possess and use firearms" and could handle guns off campus. "There is so... (

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27 January 2001

Calgary Herald (Alberta) / CP

DARTMOUTH, Nova Scotia — In a winter that has crackled with gun battles and shootings in the normally placid suburbs of Halifax, the mayor says it's time for judges and provincial politicians to crack down hard on violent crime. "They've been lame," Peter Kelly says of the Tory government's election promises to toughen crime laws and beef up the prosecution service. "Election promises not fulfilled are as good as promises not fulfilled," the recently elected mayor... (

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