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Gun Policy News, 2 July 2004


2 July 2004

Herald (Harare), Opinion

HARARE — From July 1 to 9 the world commemorates the Global Week of Small Arms, which is probably the largest globally co-ordinated small arms event. It is co-ordinated by the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA). The theme of this year's Week of Action is "Control Arms Campaign — Calling for an Arms Trade Treaty". The purpose of the Week of Action is to raise media and public awareness of the devastating impact of small arms on so many people's daily... (

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2 July 2004

Guardian (Tanzania)

BUKOBA — Anyone who gives information leading to the recovery of firearms in Kagera Region will get cash rewards ranging from 20,000/- to 100,000/-, Kagera police boss Ignas Mbinga said on Wednesday. He said people who were in illegal possession of firearms would also be entitled to the rewards if they surrendered them to the police. "This is a new strategy aimed at curbing rampant escalation of firearms that are commonly used on various armed banditry incidences... (

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United States

2 July 2004

Boston Herald

Gov. Mitt Romney signed into law yesterday a permanent state ban on assault weapons. The new bill extends a 1998 law — outlawing such weapons as AK-47s, UZIs and Mac-10 rifles — due to expire in September when the federal ban runs out. The law creates a review panel to re-evaluate applications from those denied gun licenses due to "youthful indiscretions," and grants a 90-day grace period for license... (

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United States

2 July 2004

Los Angeles Times

The California attorney general's office has objected in a Florida bankruptcy court to the sale of a controversial Costa Mesa gun maker, saying the prospective buyer has yet to obtain the required licenses to manufacture firearms. Paul Jimenez of Chino, who was laid off as plant manager of Bryco Arms earlier this year, has petitioned the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Jacksonville, Fla., to buy the company's assets for $150,000. Bryco — one of the last of a group of... (

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