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Gun Policy News, 7 October 2004

United States

7 October 2004

Chicago Sun-Times

Federal prosecutors in Chicago insist they're making headway against gun traffickers, despite a report released Wednesday that claims the government is lax in enforcing the nation's firearms laws. The Americans For Gun Safety Foundation found Illinois ranks 41st lowest among states in per capita prosecutions for federal gun offenses. For instance, only 32 of 26,111 people who lied on a firearm purchase background check form were prosecuted in Illinois from 2000 through... (GunPolicy.org)

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Belgium

7 October 2004

Expatica (Brussels)

BRUSSELS — Belgian police officers are turning a blind eye to firearms crime by failing to draw up a proper register of gun sales, it was reported on Thursday. As a result of shoddy records, the authorities have little idea of how many guns are in circulation in the country, said De Tijd newspaper. The national union of gun manufacturers, hunters and sports clubs have denounced the failure to create an effective central register of guns. The Federal Ministers of... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

7 October 2004

International Herald Tribune

WHEATON, Maryland — Brookside Gardens is a blissfully calm enclave a few miles north of Washington. It has rolling green lawns and exotic flowers, a popular greenhouse and a picturesque wooden "tea house" overlooking a meandering pond. It seems far from urban ills. It is not. A scant mile away is the soulless grocery-store parking lot where, two years ago, on Oct. 2, James Martin, a 55-year-old federal employee who was buying supplies for a youth group, was felled by... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

7 October 2004

Washington Post

People soon will be able to carry guns and other dangerous weapons onto the grounds and parking lots of Reagan National and Dulles International airports, after officials yesterday eased what they said were overly restrictive rules. Without debate, the board of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority unanimously agreed to permit passengers and other airport visitors to carry guns, knives and other weapons as long as they keep them out of terminals and other... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

7 October 2004

Washington Post, Opinion

Two earthshaking things happened in Washington last week. We Washingtonians are finally going to get a baseball team, and the House of Representatives voted we could have any kind of gun we want. This doesn't mean we can go to a ballgame and shoot somebody, but it means if we are going to have baseball, the House felt it should repeal the antigun legislation that has been on the books in Washington for 30 years. This is what happened: The National Rifle Association,... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

7 October 2004

Los Angeles Times

HOOPER BAY, Alaska — This Eskimo village sits on the edge of the continent, part shantytown, part suburb, part Wild West. One can't go farther west without stepping into the Bering Sea — and just beyond, onto the frosty eastern tip of Siberia. No roads lead to Hooper Bay, which is why the modern world has taken its time coming here, and then only in spots. Clusters of plywood shacks stand a short distance from subdivisions of lookalike modular homes. There's no... (GunPolicy.org)

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