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Gun Policy News, 13 June 2004


13 June 2004

United Press International

VIENTIANE, Laos — A thousand Thai teachers want guns to protect themselves from Muslim militants, the Bangkok Post reported during the weekend. About 1,000 teachers in the Yala region of southern Thailand have already "applied for permission to buy and carry firearms to protect themselves" from insurgents, the newspaper said. The Post said the call was an organized one from the Yala Teachers Confederation and it followed a meeting of teachers in the region in... (

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South Africa

13 June 2004

BuaNews (Tshwane)

PRETORIA — In an effort to rid the Western Cape of hoards of firearms, the South African Police Services (SAPS) there have destroyed over 800 firearms. The destruction of these firearms took place at the National Scrap Metals in Kuils River, Cape Town, yesterday (Saturday), under the supervision of the SAPS. Police spokesperson Superintendent Riaan Pool told BuaNews that not all of the destroyed firearms were illegal. "Some of the firearms were handed in by the... (

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