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Gun Policy News, 29 August 2002

Canada

29 August 2002

Ottawa Citizen (Ontario)

As a Canadian who is an American Civil War re-enactor, I am disgusted with the "temporary registration of firearms" charge being levied on American re-enactors who are visiting our country. I am well aware of the importance of tighter security in the wake of the Sept. 11 tragedy and I strongly believe that diligence regarding border crossing is important. However, the harassment of innocent tourists, whose only intent is to meet with other living history enthusiasts,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Denmark

29 August 2002

Variety (USA)

COPENHAGEN, Virginia — Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg has agreed to direct "Dear Wendy," which follows the lives of gun-obsessed young people in a small mining town. The film was written by compatriot Lars von Trier, who originally intended it as the second installment in his own American trilogy after the 2000 Palme d'Or winner "Dancer in the Dark." "When I had finished the script about the magic attraction of firearms, I realized I needed Vinterberg to put... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

29 August 2002

Associated Press

FAIRBANKS — Hunters on military land will be required this year to register their guns with the Army. The Army will begin enforcing the regulation, which has been on the books in Alaska for almost a decade, beginning Sunday, said Army Alaska spokesman Chuck Canterbury at Fort Richardson in Anchorage. The moose and waterfowl seasons open on Sunday. The registration requirement is not going to sit well with most Alaska hunters, Mike Tinker, chairman of the Fairbanks... (GunPolicy.org)

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Panama

29 August 2002

Associated Press

Guillermo Bonilla turned his illegal .38-caliber pistol over to authorities Thursday in exchange for food coupons worth $180 — no questions asked. Behind Bonilla, a man who identified himself only as Miguel turned in several grenades he said he found following the U.S. invasion of Panama in 1988. He received $250 in coupons. With crime increasing in this town of 300,000 people near Panama City, residents were allowed to turn in their weapons Thursday at a tent set... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

29 August 2002

CNN

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre takes aim at liberal critics such as "Crossfire" host James Carville in his new book, "Shooting Straight: Telling the Truth About Guns in America," co-written with James Jay Baker. Carville responds to the criticism as LaPierre joins the show with host Tucker Carlson. CARVILLE: Let's see what you had to say about me … "James Carville, the raging Cajun, defender of Bill Clinton, said, 'I don't think... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

29 August 2002

Associated Press

NORTH POLE, Alaska — City council members considering a night noise ordinance scrambled into action recently after discovering there was no local law prohibiting the firing of guns within city limits. The council is considering a noise ordinance aimed at barking dogs and loud music. The measure would require quiet hours in the city between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekends. The gun issue came up after a resident complained to Mayor... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

29 August 2002

Waco Tribune-Herald (Texas)

State Rep. Holt Getterman's campaign materials show him holding a shotgun alongside his camouflage-wearing son. But his November challenger has found Getterman is not a licensed hunter. Getterman, a Waco Republican who filled an empty state House seat after he was the only candidate who signed up to run, handed out two brochures this year that show him holding a shotgun in blue jeans, a sports shirt and a cap. Pictured next to Getterman is his 24-year-old son Edward,... (GunPolicy.org)

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