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Gun Policy News, 23 April 2002

United States

23 April 2002

Deseret Morning News (Utah)

A grass-roots citizens coalition is picking up where it left off two years ago in its failed attempt to ban permitted concealed guns in churches and schools. Although the Safe to Learn, Safe to Worship petition started out strong, collecting more than half the necessary 67,188 signatures, the effort faltered due to lack of cash to spread the word. This is our do or die here, coalition spokeswoman Maura Carabello said, adding collection points for signatures have been... (

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Papua New Guinea

23 April 2002


PORT MORESBY — Papua New Guinea is hoping for a final plan that will see the removal of all firearms from the public. PNG's Minister for Bougainville, Sir Moi Avei, said the Bougainville Peace Agreement cannot be fully implemented unless all parties in the worn-torn province have complied with the weapons disposal plan. He urged the meeting of the Peace Process Consultative Committee (PPCC) to come up with a plan to fully implement the final stages of the joint... (

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United States

23 April 2002

Washington Post

More than 100 employees at the three major airports in the Washington area were arrested today on charges that they failed to disclose felony convictions, lied about their immigration status or submitted fake Social Security numbers or names on their applications to work in secure areas. The arrests at Dulles, Reagan National and Baltimore-Washington International airports are part of a nationwide move to tighten security at airports following the Sept. 11 attacks.... (

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United States

23 April 2002

Kansas City Star (Missouri)

JEFFERSON CITY — Concealed-weapons supporters in the Missouri House outlasted their opposition Monday, giving preliminary approval to a bill that would legalize the carrying of concealed firearms throughout the state. Critics of the proposal tried to pick away at the bill, repeatedly offering amendments to restrict where guns could be carried and to limit who could apply for permits. But a coalition of suburban Republicans and rural lawmakers of both parties easily... (

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United States

23 April 2002

Los Angeles Times

California cities and counties have the right to ban guns or gun sales on fairgrounds and other public property, the California Supreme Court decided Monday. In a pair of 6-1 rulings involving Los Angeles and Alameda counties, the state high court found that state gun laws do not prohibit cities and counties from passing tougher local laws to restrict gun shows on their property. Gun shows are held throughout California on county fairgrounds virtually every weekend of... (

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