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Gun Policy News, 29 December 2002

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29 December 2002

Rocky Mountain News (Colorado), Editorial

In Colorado, the right to keep and bear arms is indisputably an individual right. The state constitution says, "The right of no person to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person and property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall be called in question." Emphasis ours. We believe the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was historically intended to have the same meaning. But its slightly different wording, "the right of the... (

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29 December 2002

Herald Sun (Melbourne)

Under the state's three junior licences, about 5000 Victorians aged 12 to 17 use hand guns, shotguns and semi-automatic weapons while supervised by a licensed adult. Juniors have the same tests as adults. Many youngsters use the licences to shoot foxes and rabbits, while others are competitive shooters or members of recreational clubs. About 80 per cent of young shooters live outside metropolitan Melbourne. About 650 juniors have proceeded to acquire a game licence... (

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