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Gun Policy News, 23 August 2001

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23 August 2001

Washington Post

Tom Mauser's passion has hardly dulled in the more than two years since his son was slain at Columbine High School. It flashed again yesterday morning as he picketed by himself outside the National Rifle Association headquarters in Fairfax. While Mauser carried a sign that read, "My son Daniel died at Columbine-He'd expect me to be here today," the NRA dispatched a photographer outside to snap Mauser's picture. "Do you know what it's like to lose a child? To... (

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23 August 2001

Edmonton News (Alberta)

TORONTO — Ottawa has no plans to restore an amnesty allowing firearms owners to use their guns without a licence, despite an appeal from the Ontario government. David Austin, spokesman for the Canadian Firearms Centre, said the six-month amnesty expired June 30 as scheduled because, according to federal Justice Minister Anne McLellan, the vast majority of applicants had licences. "That was the federal position in June and it has not changed," Austin... (

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United States

23 August 2001

Salt Lake Tribune (Utah)

The Secret Service and the Utah Republican Party have worked out a compromise gun ban during Vice President Dick Cheney's scheduled keynote address Saturday during the state GOP convention. But the deal doesn't guarantee the silencing of threatened protests or of booing by gun-rights activists. Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and Sandy police have agreed to provide gun lockers outside the convention's security perimeter for safe storage of firearms packed by... (

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United States

23 August 2001

Los Angeles Times

SOUTHEAST GLENDALE — Armenak Nercissian was out earlier this month for the walk he took every night to ease his arthritis, headed to Maple Park. The 76-year-old man and his wife, Seranoush, had moved to the city a few months ago to be part of its thriving Armenian community. "I was against their move," said the couple's son, Jack. He feared for their well-being, citing concerns about pedestrian safety and that they might end up in a "bad neighborhood." The couple... (

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United States

23 August 2001

St Louis Today

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — A new gun-control law takes aim at fraudulent firearm permits and felons who shouldn't have access to guns. But for gun-control proponents, that's the lone bright spot to emerge from the past legislative session. The law Gov. George Ryan signed last week requires that guns and Firearm Owners' Identification cards be turned in when people are convicted of felonies. It also makes FOID cards look more like driver's licenses and more... (

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23 August 2001


ALOFI — Niue police and cabinet are discussing gun control measures to be introduced on the island following the fatal shooting of a prison inmate last week. The shooting, the second of its kind in 10 months, has prompted calls for temporary confiscation of more than 300 shotguns held by the island's 1750 residents. Officials on the island nation confirmed there are a number of unregistered firearms. The Police department attempted to inspect registered shotguns... (

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