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Gun Policy News, 17 February 2004

United States

17 February 2004

Indianapolis Star (Indiana)

Gun owners could not be sued for injuries or deaths caused by stolen weapons under a bill headed for a vote next week by the Indiana Senate. After facing stiff opposition, Sen. Robert Meeks proposed an amendment today that deleted controversial wording from the House-passed version of House Bill 1349. As the legislation left the House by a 77-4 vote Feb. 4, it would have given Indiana the most sweeping gun immunity law in the country, according to the Washington-based... (GunPolicy.org)

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Hong Kong

17 February 2004

Associated Press

HONG KONG — An FBI agent was arrested with 15 rounds of ammunition in his carry-on luggage as he tried to change planes at the Hong Kong airport, officials said Tuesday. The agent, traveling from New York to Bangkok, was arrested on Feb. 8 when security guards discovered the bullets and detained him, a police official told The Associated Press. It is illegal in Hong Kong to carry ammunition without a license, but it was unclear whether the agent would be charged.... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

17 February 2004

New York Daily News

Two dozen mothers rallied in Manhattan for stricter gun control laws yesterday and said many more women would join them in a march on Washington. "We need to stand up and say we've had enough," Shikha Hamilton, spokeswoman for the Mother's Day March to Halt the Assault, said at the rally in front of Martin Luther King Jr. High School on the upper West Side. The group hopes that at least 1 million moms will meet at the Capitol in Washington for a Mother's Day march on... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

17 February 2004

Cybercast News Service

The time has come for Congress to start "slicing up" the Transportation Security Administration for the sake of national security — and for the safety of pilots, crews, and passengers, said a pro-Second Amendment group. "The TSA has been dragging its feet … in implementing a national mandate for the arming of airline pilots," said John Michael Snyder of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. It's gotten to the point, Snyder said, "that one... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

17 February 2004

Associated Press

LAWRENCE — In this college town, residents are prohibited by ordinance from carrying a concealed gun. It's a law that might not go over as well in a western Kansas community like Goodland. And that's why the issue of concealed guns should be decided locally, and not by a blanket law for the entire state approved in Topeka, according to the League of Kansas Municipalities. "One size does not fit all in this circumstance," said Kim Gulley, a spokeswoman for the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Papua New Guinea

17 February 2004

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

A school headmaster in Southern Highlands has been arrested and charged in connection with the high-powered arms and ammunition intercepted at Jackson airport early last year. Metropolitan police chief Emmanuel Hela said yesterday Michael Naki, of Mugiri village, Kagua District, was a headmaster at Pangia High School. He said Naki was held in custody by the Criminal Investigation Division armed robbery squad. Detectives from Port Moresby flew to Mt Hagen last week to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Papua New Guinea

17 February 2004

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

The Mendi General Hospital will be re-opened on Thursday after having been closed for a year following a tribal fight. The hospital surgeon Dr Niure Badia yesterday said Health Minister Melchior Pep will open the doors to the hospital following a decrease in crime. The hospital was closed when criminals and warriors took advantage of a tribal fight by assaulting hospital staff and stealing properties. Dr Badia said although the hospital was closed, a skeleton staff... (GunPolicy.org)

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