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Gun Policy News, 21 February 2004

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21 February 2004

Dayton Daily News (Ohio)

COLUMBUS — When it comes to political contributions, the gun lobby outspent gun-control advocates 32 to 1 since 1995, the year legislative supporters first began pushing for a bill to allow Ohioans to carry concealed weapons. Gun advocates also sent 11 times as many letters, faxes and e-mails to Gov. Bob Taft and called his office 3½ times as much as opponents of the concealed-carry bill did. And gun-rights groups put the pressure on state leaders over the years by... (

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21 February 2004

Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique (Maputo)

MAPUTO, Mozambique — Over 177,000 weapons of different types and millions of rounds of ammunition have been destroyed in Mozambique as part of the joint Mozambican and South African police operations, code-named "Rachel", over the last nine years. The general commander of the Mozambican police, Miguel dos Santos, said that this figure includes 20,000 forearms, 70,000 grenades, 87,000 mortars and bombs. Cited in Saturday's issue of the daily paper "Noticias", dos... (

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