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Gun Policy News, 11 August 2001

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11 August 2001

Tampa Tribune (Florida)

TALLAHASSEE — Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, still weighing a gubernatorial run, suggested Friday that licensing gun owners would help curb violent crime. Widely considered the front- runner in a crowded field of Democratic hopefuls, Reno stopped short of calling for firearm registration, saying instead gun owners should have to demonstrate "they know how to safely and lawfully" use firearms. Reno's remarks to members of the Capital Tiger Bay Club, a tough... (

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11 August 2001

Herald Sun (Melbourne)

A war games hobby shop owner who shot dead a teenage burglar and seriously wounded an intruder has won back his shooter's licence. Police returned Michael Keogh's licence despite his unsuccessful applications to the Supreme Court, Magistrate's Court, VCAT, the Firearms Consultative Committee and the Firearm Appeals Committee. The Chief Commissioner of Police had cancelled the licence after the shooting incidents. Mr Keogh, 55 shot and killed Kyriakis Prodromius, 17... (

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