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Gun Policy News, 16 April 2004

United States

16 April 2004

Detroit Free Press

There's no one answer for easing gun violence in Detroit, but getting a better grip on the flow of illegal guns is a start. Most of the weapons involved in crimes in Detroit — and around the nation — are not, themselves, illegal. Legal guns are often purchased or obtained illegally, sometimes by straw purchasers who then sell the guns to criminals who, legally, can't own guns. So yes, Congress ought to extend its ban on certain military-style assault rifles. But... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

16 April 2004

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The National Rifle Association is creating a news corporation, starting an Internet talk show and preparing to buy a radio station to speak about candidates and gun rights at election time despite new political ad limits. The 4 million-member gun lobby, looking for the same legal recognition as mainstream news organizations, says it has already hired its first reporter. NRANews.com was to start online broadcasts Friday. The NRA is taking the step to... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

16 April 2004

New York Times

PITTSBURGH — When the National Rifle Association opens its annual meeting here on Friday, it will do more than celebrate hunting, weaponry and the Second Amendment. It will also kick off a vigorous campaign to whip up support among its nearly four million members for President Bush's re-election. Before tens of thousands of gun owners at the Pittsburgh Convention Center, the association's leadership plans to label Mr. Bush's likely Democratic opponent, Senator John... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

16 April 2004

Associated Press

BANGOR — A former officer of a gun club has been convicted of illegal possession of firearms. Thirty-six-year-old Peter David Frost of Meddybemps faces up to ten years in prison after a federal jury in Bangor found him guilty of the charge. Prosecutors say Frost was not allowed to possess firearms because he was dishonorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps. He was found guilty of assault in 1992 in a military court-martial, and served five years in a military... (GunPolicy.org)

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Netherlands

16 April 2004

Expatica (Brussels)

AMSTERDAM — A failed relationship led to the shooting of four people in a shopping complex in Tiel on Thursday evening. Three of the victims — including the suspected gunman — died at the scene. The fourth died of her wounds on Friday. Two men, aged 31 and 32, and a woman, 29 died at the scene. A second woman, aged 26, was admitted to hospital in a critical condition after a shooting near an Aldi supermarket in the central Dutch city Tiel on Thursday night. She... (GunPolicy.org)

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Papua New Guinea

16 April 2004

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

Police have recommended possible prosecution of the case of the government executive found to have carried a pistol in his cabin luggage on an international flight. Police investigation into the Wai Kitts gun saga has been completed. The case is now with the Public Prosecutor's office. Police are seeking the opinion of the Public Prosecutor's office for possible prosecution of the case. Criminal Investigation Division director Mark Kanawi said yesterday police... (GunPolicy.org)

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