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Gun Policy News, 21 March 2004


21 March 2004

Jamaica Observer

We happy for the clarification from the United States that the recently announced suspension of firearms shipment to Jamaica was not punishment for this country's stance on the Haitian crisis. Rather, we are advised, it is the result of a broad review of the gun export policy, which Jamaica has requested, in its ongoing effort to deal with the problem of illegal guns, too many of which are in the hands of criminals. In that regard, orders by the Jamaican police and... (

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United States

21 March 2004

American City Business Journals, Opinion

"A man with two handguns opened fire Thursday at a trucking company, killing two employees and injuring three, then fled in a white van, authorities said." The preceding sentence, or one much like it, appeared in various newspapers in November 2003, the day after Tom West allegedly opened fire on employees at Watkins Motor Lines in West Chester Township. West's trial is scheduled to begin in several months. However, if you are a business owner, you don't have that... (

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United Kingdom

21 March 2004

Sunday Times (UK)

Dame Helen Mirren has lent her voice to a controversial anti-gun advertisement showing young children killing each other with handguns. The star of the Prime Suspect detective dramas, who is also a campaigner against the global arms trade, agreed to use her popular appeal in a campaign for a ban on replica firearms. The short film, to be shown in cinemas and on satellite television, features a group of children playing what appears to be a game of cops and... (

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