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Gun Policy News, 20 March 2004


20 March 2004

Jamaica Observer

The government said yesterday that a US ban on firearm shipments to Jamaica does not apply to the army and the police but to private, commercial dealers. Firearm dealers reported this week that the US State Department had informed them about a suspension of licences for guns and bullets to Jamaica, raising speculation that the action was related to disagreements that have emerged between Kingston and Washington over the political crisis in Haiti. But the National... (

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United States

20 March 2004

Copley News Service (California)

WASHINGTON — On most mornings in Kearny Mesa, you can find two dozen men and women from the Navy at a neighborhood shooting range, staring down the sights of weapons used to protect this country. Were it not for the eight or so permits hanging on the walls, the folks conducting target practice there would be outlaws. That's because they are using assault weapons — Bushmaster AR-15s and Springfield M-1As — that are banned under state and federal laws. The... (

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