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Gun Policy News, 5 October 2004

United States

5 October 2004

Oakland Tribune (California)

Alameda County won a final victory Monday in defense of its ordinance banning gun shows at its fairgrounds, as the U.S. Supreme Court refused to take the case. The high court's refusal means the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling, which rejected show promoters' arguments that their First and Second Amendment rights were being violated, will stand. San Mateo, Marin and Los Angeles counties have adopted ordinances similar to Alameda County's, and Monday's... (GunPolicy.org)

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Africa

5 October 2004

Daily Monitor (Kampala), Editorial

A conference on the proliferation of small arms and light weapons is taking place in Kampala. Internal Affairs minister Ruhakana Rugunda told the conference that Uganda is tightening laws to stem the flow of illicit arms into the country. That is fine but surprising. After all sorts of regional meetings over the years, including the signing by 11 countries of the Nairobi Protocol on Small Arms and Light Weapons, it is surprising that the Ugandan minister is just now... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

5 October 2004

Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON — The National Rifle Assn., one of the country's most influential lobbying groups, is wading into the presidential campaign with television commercials that criticize Sen. John F. Kerry of Massachusetts as an opponent of gun-owner rights. The Democratic nominee's camp flatly denies the charge. The NRA's advertising drive, including a 30-second spot that aired on cable TV last weekend, comes as the gun lobby is savoring two recent legislative victories... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

5 October 2004

Calgary Sun (Alberta)

City cops are more cautious this morning with the knowledge Calgary crooks have upped their firepower, arming themselves with even more illegal weaponry. "Now we have a dozen new handguns in the hands of criminals," said Dist. 6 Det. Tom Saigeon of the break and enter detail. "Who knows what they'll be used for? "But I know there's a tremendous potential they'll be used in criminal acts one way or another — they didn't steal them to hang them on a wall... (GunPolicy.org)

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Uganda

5 October 2004

Daily Monitor (Kampala)

Uganda is to tighten laws to reduce the flow of illicit arms in the country. This was said at an International conference on proliferation of small arms and light weapons on the African continent. The Minister for Internal Affairs, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, said at the opening of the week-long conference at Spreke Resort Munyonyo that government is reviewing the existing arms' laws. "Essentially we are going to consolidate all the laws that deal with small arms and light... (GunPolicy.org)

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