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Gun Policy News, 25 January 2003


25 January 2003

New Straits Times (Malaysia)

MANILA — The government is imposing stiffer gun controls amid a big jump in the crime rate. But anti-crime advocates believe the move will hardly make any difference until some 328,000 unlicensed firearms are accounted for. Interior and Local Government Secretary Jose Lina suspended the issue of gun licences and permits which enabled private individuals to carry firearms. The suspension is to last for a fortnight initially, but could be extended. A team from the... (

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United States

25 January 2003

Associated Press

WELLINGTON, Colorado — Wearing flip-flops to work at Larimer County's food stamp office is prohibited. Bringing a gun to work is allowed. Commissioners in this northern Colorado county are working to clarify their stance on guns in the workplace with a written policy after two employees were spotted with handguns. There were no injuries in either case. With no policy in place, the assumption is that bring a gun to work is OK. Under one proposal, all 1,300 county... (

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