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Gun Policy News, 6 March 2002

United States

6 March 2002

Salt Lake Tribune (Utah)

The Legislature took another shot Tuesday at the University of Utah for sticking to a campus policy banning concealed weapons that appears to be contrary to state law. A retaliatory bill that failed to pass out of a committee was resurrected Tuesday by sponsoring Sen. Michael Waddoups, R-Taylorsville, then approved on a vote of 15-11. It was set for one more vote, with the end of the session tonight at midnight. Under Senate Bill 147, lawmakers would be able to cut in... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

6 March 2002

National Review (USA), Opinion

On Saturday, the voters of New Orleans elected businessman Ray Nagin to be their next mayor. Nagin will take office on May 6, succeeding outgoing Mayor Marc H. Morial. Nagin's platform on crime said absolutely nothing about promoting more gun control — quite a contrast from Mayor Morial, who was the first mayor in the United States to sue American gun manufacturers. But rather than reviling Mayor Morial, Second Amendment supporters should be thanking him for helping... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afghanistan

6 March 2002

Associated Press

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Police and soldiers have collected thousands of assault rifles, grenade launchers and other weapons in this southern province. But it may take rounding up millions to make a difference in the arsenal called Afghanistan. We and the army have collected 60,000 weapons since the Taliban fell, said Brig. Gen. Mohammad Akram Khakrizewal, provincial police chief. Across Afghanistan's 29 provinces, however, as many as 10 million weapons were believed... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afghanistan

6 March 2002

Associated Press

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Police and soldiers have collected thousands of assault rifles, grenade launchers and other weapons in this southern province. But it may take rounding up millions to make a difference in the arsenal called Afghanistan. We and the army have collected 60,000 weapons since the Taliban fell, said Brig. Gen. Mohammad Akram Khakrizewal, provincial police chief. Across Afghanistan's 29 provinces, however, as many as 10 million weapons were believed... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

6 March 2002

Washington Post

Flight crews could thwart a hijacker with a nonlethal weapon, such as a stun gun or pepper spray, but the weapons could be risky in the confined space of an airplane cabin, a Justice Department report said. The report by the National Institute of Justice, a research arm of the Justice Department, was mandated by Congress to help the new Transportation Security Administration decide whether pilots and flight attendants should be allowed to carry weapons aboard... (GunPolicy.org)

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Israel

6 March 2002

Ha'aretz (Tel Aviv)

David Harel, the joint owner of Olam Haneshek, a firearms store in Tel Aviv, had a busy morning yesterday. Twenty customers came to Harel's shop looking for personal handguns. In the end, Harel, who has been in the gun business for 17 years, sold five pistols. Before the eruption of the Al-Aqsa intifada 18 months ago, he sold an average of five pistols a month. A pistol can cost anywhere from a few hundred shekels to NIS 5,000. Officials in the Interior Ministry who... (GunPolicy.org)

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