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Gun Policy News, 8 September 2002

United States

8 September 2002

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Foreign-owned airlines, noting that many countries don't allow handguns, criticized a U.S. plan to let commercial airline pilots carry weapons in the cockpit. The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to arm pilots after the Bush administration dropped its opposition. The House voted 310-113 in July for a similar plan. The two versions must be reconciled, and difficult issues remain about how to implement the program in countries that don't allow... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

8 September 2002

Associated Press

FRANKLIN, Indiana — Johnson County officials have repealed an ordinance that prohibited some residents from having a loaded or assembled gun in their homes. The ordinance had prohibited anyone except a police officer from carrying a loaded gun within 500 feet of a platted subdivision in unincorporated areas of the central Indiana county. County commissioners voted unanimously last week to repeal the ordinance on the recommendation of their attorneys. Resident John... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

8 September 2002

Washington Post

St. Mary's County State's Attorney Richard D. Fritz said he is focusing on his record and accomplishments as he seeks a second term. He faces no competition in the Republican primary. Fritz, who defeated Leonardtown attorney Joseph A. Mattingly Jr. in 1998, will most likely face off in the general election with Alan Cecil, now an assistant state's attorney in Prince George's County. If reelected, Fritz said he would use a recent federal grant of $240,000 to crack down... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

8 September 2002

Denver Post (Colorado)

After a discussion with my granddaughter about the Second Amendment, I find myself refurbished, eager to probe into the political intrigue that has engulfed the Second Amendment since the Founding Fathers decreed it to be the right of every American to keep and bear arms if he or she should deem it necessary to defend hearth, home and self. Last week I wrote about my determination to protect my 11-year-old granddaughter, Olivia Christine, from being fooled into... (GunPolicy.org)

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