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Gun Policy News, 9 October 2004

United Kingdom,United Nations

9 October 2004

Reuters AlertNet

Campaigners call for Arms Trade Treaty as new figures show massive increase in arms transfers Military spending and the global arms trade rose dramatically in 2003, international arms campaigners revealed today as they marked the second worldwide Control Arms day today (Saturday). The downward trend in arms sales has been reversed, with both 2001 and 2003 showing the first increases in the arms market in almost a decade. The figures, from one of the world's leading... (

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United States

9 October 2004

Charlotte Observer (North Carolina)

KANNAPOLIS — Mounted deer heads stare at bass boats and racked fishing rods stand at attention inside Ron's Sporting Goods, where the tree blinds are on sale and President George Bush walks tall. Environmental groups say Bush has been a disastrous chief executive. They've accused him of weakening protection for clean water, caving in to polluting power companies and inviting energy exploration on Western public lands. Hunters and fishermen, whose passions rely on a... (

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9 October 2004

Times of India

NEW DELHI — Scrapyard of a steel mill is a less likely place to find weapons and ammunitions — many of them unexploded and most of them unmarked — that move across the world clandestinely, at times flown in by unmarked aircraft, into the hands of rebels, mercenaries and insurgents. It may shock the innocent victims, literally and otherwise, but the vast grey market, the veritable arms bazaar, is no secret for those who know about the undercover deals, by arms... (

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