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Gun Policy News, 8 January 2004

Australia

8 January 2004

ABC News (Australia)

The National Shooting Championships begin in Sydney today without dual Olympic gold medal shooter Michael Diamond. Diamond has been banned from competing and training since he was charged with assault and firearms offences last September. Diamond will appear before the Queanbeyan local court on Monday and will seek the return of his licence. The hearing was initially scheduled for December but was adjourned until January 20, meaning Diamond will miss the first round... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

8 January 2004

Globe & Mail (Toronto)

Prime Minister Paul Martin indicated Wednesday that he will overhaul the federal gun registry, although he said he still backs the former Liberal government's gun registry legislation. Mr. Martin is facing a tight upcoming federal budget, with a projected surplus of only $2.3-billion, $2-billion of which is earmarked for health care. This week, during meetings in Ottawa, he is asking caucus members to find ways to trim spending from various government... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

8 January 2004

Guardian (UK)

Three Americans are due to be sentenced next month for their involvement in a plot to explode a cyanide bomb capable of killing thousands of people, in a case that has served as a reminder that homegrown terrorism is still a menace in a country permanently braced for another attack from abroad. It is still unclear for what the bomb and the arsenal of other weapons unearthed in the small town of Noonday, Texas, would have been used. The conspirators — rightwing... (GunPolicy.org)

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