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Gun Policy News, 2 February 2002

United States

2 February 2002

Cleveland Plain Dealer (Ohio)

About the only thing John R. Lott Jr. and State Sen. Eric Fingerhut could agree on during yesterday's testy gun control debate was that police play the largest role in fighting crime. Lott, a senior research scholar at Yale University Law School and author of "More Guns, Less Crime," argued that because police can't protect every citizen all the time, people should be able to carry guns to protect themselves. Ohio law bans carrying concealed weapons or having loaded... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

2 February 2002

News Limited (Australia)

Police Minister Tony McGrady said last night he would examine gun laws after Liberal Party Leader Bob Quinn said they placed the onus on psychiatric patients to declare their own illnesses. Mr Quinn said it was ridiculous to expect mentally ill people wanting guns to "self-declare" and that doctors should be required to report risky patients for inclusion in a register accessible to police considering gun licence applications. The news came as police admitted an... (GunPolicy.org)

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