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Gun Policy News, 9 February 2002

United States

9 February 2002

Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Kentucky — Officials would be required to post signs warning against the possession of guns on school property around that property under a bill passed by the House on Friday. Firearms are already prohibited on school grounds and signs are supposed to be posted at building entrances. The bill passed Friday would require the posting on property boundaries and entrances to any access roads. "My experience has been they're not doing it now," said Rep. Steve... (

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United States

9 February 2002

Baltimore Sun

After a monthlong investigation, city police yesterday confiscated 41 guns — including two that are banned in Maryland and four that were loaded — from a Southeast Baltimore home. Patrick Aquia, 36, was arrested at the scene and charged with weapons violations, including possession of banned weapons, illegal interstate transport, reckless endangerment and failure to secure the weapons in the presence of a minor, said Col. Robert M. Stanton, chief of detectives. At... (

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United States

9 February 2002

National Journal (USA)

With the National Rifle Association in its sights, a new political and lobbying group called the Violence Prevention Campaign hopes to get involved in election efforts and legislative battles on Capitol Hill. The group is raising funds with an eye toward running gun issue ads during the fall races, according to Joe Sudbay, the group's political director, and it hopes to eventually have an annual budget of about $1.5 million. The Violence Prevention Campaign will lobby... (

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9 February 2002

New Vision (Kampala)

Karimojong will switch to beekeeping and sustainable agriculture as an alternative to cattle rustling. This was agreed after a meeting between a visiting Karimojong delegation and their Members of Parliament recently. Over 230 Karimajong together with their area MPs, from the districts of Kotido, Nakapiripiriti and Moroto early this week attended a one-day training workshop in modern beekeeping and sustainable agriculture at the honey refinery in... (

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United States

9 February 2002

State (South Carolina)

Gov. Jim Hodges vowed Friday to veto any legislation that allows concealed weapons into schools or onto school grounds. Hodges made the promise in response to legislation filed in the House and Senate. The House bill, sponsored by Rep. Jake Knotts, R-Lexington, would allow people with a concealed weapons permit to possess a firearm on school grounds, but not inside a school. The Senate measure, sponsored by Sen. Glenn Reese, R-Spartanburg, allows permit-holders to... (

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