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Gun Policy News, 4 August 2002

United States

4 August 2002

Boston Globe

WASHINGTON — Kelly Ann Booth comes from a family of gun owners and considers herself pretty handy with rifles and revolvers. Still, it will be nothing but trouble, she says, if her classmates or professors at the University of Utah start carrying concealed weapons on campus. "I cannot think of a single good reason to take a gun into a classroom," said Booth, a law student from Sandy, Utah. "There's always a potential for conflict on a campus. Do you really want... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

4 August 2002

Boston Globe

Although guns are not welcome on Massachusetts campuses, there are new shooting clubs at Mount Holyoke College and Harvard University. The first college chapter of the Second Amendment Sisters, a national group that encourages women to arm themselves for self-defense, was founded by students at Mount Holyoke last fall. The club has about 50 members, holds weekly meetings on gun safety and handling, and sponsors outings at shooting ranges. At first, the reaction was... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

4 August 2002

Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A woman fatally shot the former head of Alaska's state police, wounded his wife and then turned the gun on herself Saturday, authorities said. The armed woman ambushed retired Alaska Commissioner of Public Safety Glenn Godfrey and his wife, Patricia, as they arrived at their home in suburban Eagle River about 12:30 a.m., police said. The woman hit the 53-year-old retired commissioner first, striking him twice in the stomach and once in the head,... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

4 August 2002

Louisville Courier-Journal (Kentucky), Editorial

The latest statistics are in. Even more people than we thought have evaded the law, in order to get permits to carry concealed deadly weapons in Kentucky. But, not to worry. Some 33 states already have statutes allowing people to carry a hidden firearm. And, according to a piece now up on the National Center for Policy Analysis Web site, "serious misconduct by concealed-weapon permit holders is comparatively rare." There follows a list of proof, including the fact... (GunPolicy.org)

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United Kingdom

4 August 2002

Independent (UK)

The road to Bisley, the National Shooing Centre, is paved not only with gold, silver and bronze but establishments called The Hunter's Lodge, or its sleeping partner, The Fox. The main entrance to the shooting fields during the Commonwealth Games have been manned by demonstrators from the Sportsman's Association, protesting about the ban on target pistols in Britain brought into effect by the Firearms Act of 1997. There are two ways of looking at this, highlighted by... (GunPolicy.org)

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