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Gun Policy News, 21 September 2002


21 September 2002

Edmonton Journal (Alberta)

Vital serial numbers have not been recorded for more than 700,000 firearms registered under the federal government's Firearms Act, documents reveal. To make up for the missing information, the Canadian Firearms Centre is mailing the gun owners numbered stickers, or "stickies" as the gun owners call them, to put on their rifles and shotguns. Critics of the federal gun registry say the lack of serial numbers for at least 728,046 firearms, out of 4.4 million guns... (

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United States

21 September 2002

Times (New York state)

GARY, New York — The Indiana Court of Appeals is reinstating part of a lawsuit filed by Gary city officials to punish area gun dealers whose weapons sales the city claims have become a public nuisance. The high court announced Friday a Lake Superior Court judge was wrong last year to dismiss a civil suit by the city of Gary against Cash Indiana of Burns Harbor and Lake Station, Ameri-Pawn of Lake Station and Blythe's Sport Shop of Valparaiso seeking damages for gun... (

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United States

21 September 2002

Tampa Tribune (Florida)

TALLAHASSEE, Florida — Democratic running mate Tom Rossin's unsuccessful push for a new law requiring trigger locks on guns may hinder Tampa lawyer Bill McBride's hopes to carry the critical Florida Panhandle in the governor's race in November. Neither Rossin, a former state Senate minority leader, nor McBride advocate tightening Florida's gun laws. But the National Rifle Association and Gov. Jeb Bush's campaign strategists are using Rossin's legislative stance on... (

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