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Gun Policy News, 5 January 2002

United States

5 January 2002

Salt Lake Tribune (Utah)

Visitors to the state Capitol soon will be required to pass through metal detectors at times when security officials declare a state of heightened alert. But the domed building is by no means a weapon-free zone. An emergency rule approved Friday by the Capitol Preservation Board spells out that anyone with a valid concealed-weapon permit may pack heat in the state's most prominent government building. The new regulation — without saying it in so many words — also... (

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United States

5 January 2002

Los Angeles Times

Niko and Theo Milonopoulos, 15-year-old twins, are the cofounders of Kidz Voice-LA and ninth-graders at Campbell Hall High School in North Hollywood. Many Los Angeles kids have been saved from gun violence by a decade-old city ordinance that prohibits gun dealers from selling ammunition over the holidays. The holiday ammunition ban, which halts the sale of thousands of bullets from Christmas Day through New Year's Day, is a welcome reprieve in a city where more than... (

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5 January 2002

East African Standard (Nairobi)

Only responsible homeguards among the Pokomo, Orma and Wardei communities will get back their repossessed guns from the Government. President Moi said yesterday the Government had been forced to withdraw the firearms from homeguards who misused them to harass the public instead of protecting them. He said the firearms would this time round get into the hands of homeguards who are devoted in protecting lives and property. The President, who addressed a public rally at... (

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