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Gun Policy News, 15 March 2002

United States

15 March 2002

Los Angeles Times

A gun dealing dentist from Burbank who already faces felony weapons charges stands at the center of an investigation into potentially illegal purchases of assault weapons by Los Angeles police officers, according to documents and interviews. LAPD detectives are investigating the illegal purchase of at least 20 assault weapons by LAPD personnel from dentist Lawrence Wolff, according to an investigative report from the state Department of Justice. The precise number of... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

15 March 2002

Join Together Online gun violence web site (Boston)

Not that many years ago, the task facing anti-tobacco activists seemed impossibly daunting. Big Tobacco had the money to buy off politicians at the federal and state levels alike, fending off efforts to restrict smoking and harm sales. Then, of course, for a wide variety of social, political, and-finally-legislative reasons, that all changed. Today, Big Tobacco is on the run. Are there lessons from that experience that activists working to reduce gun violence can... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kenya

15 March 2002

South African Press Assocation (SAPA)

NAIROBI — Kenya will not burn 10 000 illegal weapons at a public bonfire in downtown Nairobi after all, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. The bonfire of small arms collected over the past decade had been scheduled for Friday in Nairobi's central Uhuru Park. But the Foreign Ministry said the ceremony had been postponed indefinitely . The ministry offered no explanation for the change. Last week, Assistant Foreign Minister Peter Odoyo urged members of the public... (GunPolicy.org)

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