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Gun Policy News, 4 September 2004

India

4 September 2004

Navhind Times (Goa), Editorial

Sterilisation for a gun licence is the current buzzword in Uttar Pradesh. Earlier, anyone intending to obtain or apply for a gun licence had to produce proof that he had invested Rs 50,000 in the state-sponsored National Savings Certificate scheme. But now the password has changed. Under the state's new scheme to promote family planning, a person is exempt from this rule if he brings to the health centre at least five persons willing to be sterilised. The number of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Japan,United States

4 September 2004

Associated Press

PORTLAND, Oregon — A half-dozen Japanese reporters and news crews were stationed at the U.S. District Courthouse here, waiting for the arrival of a Beaverton man scheduled to return to Japan to face gun-smuggling charges. But Kozo Wada, 45, never showed. Chris Schatz, an assistant federal defender who is representing Wada, speculated Thursday this his client fled because he feared returning to Japan. Schatz said the prospect of being held in a Japanese jail without... (GunPolicy.org)

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United Nations,Canada

4 September 2004

Globe & Mail (Toronto), Opinion

There are at least two things that make our mad world go round in circles: arms and money. If you follow the trail of one, you will eventually run into the other and, if you're unlucky, find yourself at the mercy of both. Take the events in southern Russia this week. Whatever or whoever is responsible for the terrible scenes we saw in that school — whether they are Chechen separatists or "barbarians" or even freedom fighters, whatever the politically correct... (GunPolicy.org)

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