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Gun Policy News, 2 March 2002

United States

2 March 2002

Reuters

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta opposes demands by commercial pilots that they be given firearms to defend the cockpit against hijackers, but would support nonlethal weapons like stun guns, the Transportation Department said on Saturday. An agency official told Reuters that Mineta personally favored stun guns over handguns if the user was properly trained, but the Bush administration had not made any decision on whether to permit either aboard... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

2 March 2002

San Francisco Chronicle

MARTINEZ — Don't let her lilting voice and prim, schoolmarmish demeanor fool you. You mess with Betty Maffei, you dis her volunteer staff at Contra Costa Historical Society, you have the temerity to cast aspersions on their filing acumen, and you're in for a world of hurt, my friend. Since 1984, Betty has toiled in happy and orderly obscurity, cataloging criminal and civil court records, probate documents and lovingly preserving sepia photographs and misty... (GunPolicy.org)

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