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Gun Policy News, 25 September 2004

United States,Jamaica

25 September 2004

Jamaica Observer, Opinion

Once again, the gun fetishists who with their overflowing coffers and braying voices tend to drown out anyone who tries to talk reason in the United States have won out over common sense. On Monday of last week, two days after what's become a new annual tradition of wallowing in grief over the attacks on the World Trade Centre in 2001, the US Congress let a 10-year-old law banning the sale of certain types of guns lapse without so much as lifting a finger to renew it.... (

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25 September 2004

Frontline (India)

An analysis throws up new facets of crime and new ideas on how to cope with them. The real tragedy, however, is that there is hardly a national debate on the subject, like the ones seen in the United States and the United Kingdom. The recent controversy over Census figures in the country was entertaining, without, in the least, being illuminating. That a body of harmless government statistics could divide those seeking to interpret them on crass religious lines was... (

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United States

25 September 2004

Quad-City Times (Iowa)

By putting two and two together, a Bettendorf father of three managed to break into his own gun cabinet using nothing but a Bic pen. The man asked that only his first name, Mark, be used in this article, fearing that publishing his identity and the fact that he has guns in his home could invite trouble. The company that made his gun cabinet was very familiar with Mark's name after he made several calls to them this week. When news broke last week about a popular,... (

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