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Gun Policy News, 3 October 2004

South Africa

3 October 2004

News24 (South Africa)

JOHANNESBURG — Undercover crime intelligence operatives have seized several arms caches in houses and on farms around the country, arresting four people in the Free State, including two top police officers and an Mpumalanga commando leader. The caches, found in Limpopo, Free State, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and North West, include "fully functional" machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades, an SANDF Impala combat aircraft and thousands of rounds of ammunition. More... (

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3 October 2004

Independent (Dhaka)

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has launched a special operation in Cox's Bazar to net arms smugglers. The RAB arrested an alleged arms smuggler from Ghonapara area at Cox's Bazar town early this morning. The RAB also recovered fire arms and equipment for arms-manufacturing from his possession. The arrested person was identified as Mohammed Babul, son of one Dil Mohammed of Ghonapara village in Cox's Bazar. Sources said, on a tip-off, a team of RAB raided the... (

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United States

3 October 2004

New York Times, Opinion

For devoted foes of gun control, September was a banner month. It opened with Congress ignoring pleas from every major national police group to let the hard-won 1994 ban on assault weapons expire, and ended last week with the House approving a loony measure repealing Washington's strict gun laws. And that's not all. In between reinstating every hunter's sacred Second Amendment right to nail Bambi with an AK-47, and mischievously meddling in local affairs to pass a... (

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3 October 2004

Washington Post

UNNAO, India — Early in September, a lawmaker here celebrated his 41st birthday with a packed poolside party of dancing, drunken, gun-wielding guests at a highway resort called Fantasy motel. As the party moved into full swing around midnight, people began firing into the air in delirious joy. Suddenly, the politician fell, fatally wounded by a bullet from his own bodyguard's weapon. For residents of Unnao, a high-crime town in the north Indian state of Uttar... (

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