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Gun Policy News, 27 January 2003

Indonesia

27 January 2003

Jakarta Post

Jakarta Police have forecasted an increase in armed crimes this year, after witnessing their incidence rise by 1.78 percent, from 18,677 cases in 2001 to 19,011 cases last year. Despite the modest increase in numerical terms, violence has escalated as many armed robbery attempts have involved fatalities. It seems that faith alone to deal with the worsening security situation is not enough as more and more prominent people in the capital have armed themselves. Some... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

27 January 2003

Associated Press

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida — A judge on Monday tossed out the $1.2 million verdict against the company that distributed the handgun 13-year-old Nathaniel Brazill used to kill his teacher two years ago. Circuit Judge Jorge Labarga ruled the Nov. 14 award for the teacher's widow was inconsistent because the jury also determined the gun used to kill Lake Worth Middle School teacher Barry Grunow was not defective. Pam Grunow had sued gun distributor Valor Corp. after her... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

27 January 2003

Cybercast News Service

What's in a number? Plenty, when you're calculating the number of gun control laws currently on the books in America. A new report by a liberal Washington think tank dismisses the view by Second Amendment supporters, that there are more than 20,000 existing gun laws. But, by labeling local gun ordinances "irrelevant," and pegging the overall number of gun laws at 300, the Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy has fired up its conservative... (GunPolicy.org)

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