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Gun Policy News, 31 January 2004


31 January 2004

Montreal Gazette (Quebec)

The crime statistics, the public and the government are all on the side of the gun registry, so why won't the prime minister just come out and support gun control? That was the question posed by four gun-control advocates in Montreal yesterday. All four lost family members to gun violence, two of them in the 1989 massacre at École Polytechnique. Relatives of some of the victims of the shooting spree that killed 14 young women came out of a meeting with Paul Martin a... (

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United States

31 January 2004

Associated Press

MONTPELIER, Vermont — Some gun rights advocates are concerned about a federal educational program designed to combat illegal gun possession and prevent domestic violence. At a public hearing Friday, Cindy Hill, a Middlebury lawyer who specializes in Second Amendment law, told the House Fish and Wildlife Committee that plans by Vermont's U.S. Attorney and local Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to "aggressively pursue" violations of federal gun laws was a... (

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United States

31 January 2004

Southern Illinoisan

SPRINGFIELD — An 18-year-old can vote, but he cannot obtain his own Firearm Owner's Identification card. State Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Norris City, said that does not make sense. Phelps is proposing two "simple" changes to the FOID card laws that include reducing the age at which a person can apply for a card from 21 to 18. "I just don't believe it makes any sense that we can send our women and men to Iraq and then they come home and they can't get their own FOID... (

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United Kingdom

31 January 2004

Times (UK)

IT was once a mark of masculinity, a fine art perfected by strong men while their wives looked on meekly. Now shooting, both in the field and at the firing range, is being enjoyed by a generation of women keen to prove that their hands are steadier and their nerves steelier than those of their male counterparts. For the first time in its 95-year history, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation has appointed a woman, Liz Lamb, to promote the sport. It is... (

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