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Gun Policy News, 7 January 2002

United States

7 January 2002

Baltimore Sun, Opinion

So U.S. Attorney Thomas M. DiBiagio has stepped into the vortex of killing known as Baltimore and announced — as publicly as he can — that he'd like to stand above the battleground rather than get knee-deep in it. Forget about tough enforcement of federal gun laws, which could land miscreants in jail for five years just for carrying. Mr. DiBiagio has no time for that. He's after drug kingpins and national and international drug networks. Also, he said in an... (GunPolicy.org)

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Uganda

7 January 2002

New Vision (Kampala)

Members of the Moroto-Nakapiripit NGO forum have hailed government for extending its deadline for the voluntary surrender of guns by the Pokot and Karimojong warriors. The coordinator of the Pokot, Karimojong, Turkana and Sabiny peace and reconciliation project, Paschal Ngorok, recently said the extension of the deadline to mid February would enable them carry on the sensitisation exercise. President Yoweri Museveni had given January 2, as the official deadline for... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

7 January 2002

Los Angeles Times

New laws are as much a part of the new year as champagne and resolutions. Those that went into effect as of Jan. 1, 2002, span a gamut of issues ranging from laws that require tailors, hair salons and dry cleaners to post their prices to another that makes it a misdemeanor to sell bidis, or candy-flavored cigarettes, in stores that allow access to minors. One other law requires minimum wage increases for sheepherders and mandates improvements in their working... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

7 January 2002

Associated Press

FAIRBANKS — A proposed law that would have allowed the federal government to confiscate and destroy former military rifles and other military equipment died in a House-Senate conference committee last month. Gun owner groups objected to the proposal, saying it would have outlawed private possession of everything from hunting rifles to antique military aircraft. A gun control advocate, though, said Thursday that the proposed law would have justifiably curbed access... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

7 January 2002

Citizen (New Hampshire)

GILFORD — The Gilford School Board will discuss pending legislation that would ban possession of a firearm in a school zone when it meets tonight. Rep. Bill Johnson, D-Gilford, is one sponsor of House Bill 1187, which would enact criminal penalties for possessing, discharging or attempting to discharge a firearm in a school zone. However, there are some exceptions written into the bill, including being on private property, having an unloaded gun in a gunrack in a... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

7 January 2002

Berkeley Daily Planet

As of January 1, anyone buying a firearm also has to buy a trigger lock thanks to a first-of-its-kind state gun control law, which advocates say will prevent accidental gun deaths, especially among children. The law, co-authored by assemblymembers Dion Aroner, D-Berkeley and Jack Scott, D-Pasadena, requires gun dealers to sell trigger locks to their customers when they purchase firearms or require the customer to sign an affidavit stating that they have a secured area... (GunPolicy.org)

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