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Gun Policy News, 31 March 2002

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31 March 2002

Denver Post (Colorado), Opinion

When my kids started college, I worried a lot. I worried about them experimenting with alcohol, drugs, sex. I worried about their health, their grades, their social adjustment. But that was nothing. Parents sending their kids to college in Colorado this fall will have a whole lot more to worry about if House Bill 1410 passes. HB 1410 would require colleges and universities to allow concealed weapons on campus — in dorms, classrooms, athletic facilities, dining... (

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31 March 2002

Taipei Times (Taiwan)

Weapons Smuggling: The coast guard arrested four fishermen off the coast near Tamsui yesterday for attempting to smuggle a record hoard of firearms into the nation from the Philippines. Acting on a tip-off, the Coast Guard Administration yesterday seized 173 guns and over 8,000 rounds of ammunition from a boat off the coast near Tamsui and arrested four suspects for smuggling the arsenal from the Philippines. This is by far the largest arms-smuggling case we have ever... (

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United States

31 March 2002

Sun-Sentinel (Florida)

WESTON, Florida — A state appeals court has shot down a Weston city commissioner's two-year battle to require trigger locks on guns in homes where small children are present. The Miami-based Third District Court of Appeal this month ruled that state law gives the state Legislature the exclusive right to regulate firearms in Florida. Therefore, it said, an ordinance adopted by the city of South Miami requiring trigger locks in homes in that city is illegal. South... (

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United States

31 March 2002

Associated Press

NEWARK, New Jersey — Jersey City will become the latest municipality to sue gun manufacturers, claiming they sell lots of weapons in states with lax gun laws and know the guns will be used to commit crimes elsewhere. The suit is expected to be filed in Superior Court in Hudson County Thursday morning. It names gun manufacturers including Smith & Wesson Corp., Beretta USA Corp., Glock Corp. and Colt Manufacturing Corp. as defendants. This is aimed more at getting the... (

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