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Gun Policy News, 8 October 2004

Sri Lanka

8 October 2004

Daily News (Sri Lanka)

The Government has decided on a payment scheme for owners of unlicensed firearms who hand over their firearms to the Government during the amnesty period already declared from October 1, 2004 to November 30, 2004. The amounts to be paid for each type of firearm has been notified to all District Secretaries, Divisional Secretaries, the IGP, Divisional DIGs, SSPs and Officers in Charge of all Police stations by the Secretary to the Ministry of Public Security, Law and... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

8 October 2004

Contra Costa Times (California), Editorial

Gun dealers who depend on gun shows to sell their wares were dealt a setback on the first Monday of October, the traditional opening of the United States Supreme Court session. The High Court let stand a lower court's ruling upholding an Alameda County ordinance banning weapons bazaars on government property such as county fairgrounds. The justices declined to review an unsuccessful challenge to a 1999 Alameda County law banning gun shows on its property. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States,United Nations

8 October 2004

Join Together Online gun violence web site (Boston)

Most people think of the National Rifle Association (NRA) as a uniquely American institution. They know of its great influence over federal and state lawmakers, who often opt for the political expediency of voting the NRA's way. As a result of the NRA's power, many people are aware, American citizens possess legal weaponry to a degree that is unknown in the rest of the civilized world. But there's a new, increasingly international, dimension to the NRA and on Tuesday,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Africa

8 October 2004

South African Press Assocation (SAPA)

KAMPALA — African security heads and defence ministers on Friday called for stronger measures to stem the flow of small arms that are leading to the decimation of the continent. Emphasis was put on regional security co-operation at the five-day meeting that ended on Friday near the Ugandan capital of Kampala. The meeting, organised by the United States through the Washington-based Africa Centre for Strategic Studies, was attended by over 100 African officials,... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

8 October 2004

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Attorney General Bill Lockyer said Thursday he is pushing for a state law requiring handgun ammunition sold in California to carry a microscopic code that would allow law enforcement to trace bullets back to the buyer. Lockyer told The Associated Press after speaking at a gun violence conference in Los Angeles that he was talking with state lawmakers to introduce a bill next year that would create the system. Lockyer's office is testing the statewide... (GunPolicy.org)

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