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Gun Policy News, 15 October 2004

United States

15 October 2004

Seattle Times

The owner of the gun shop where the D.C. snipers got their weapon — a firearms dealer who was repeatedly warned he was running his business in violation of the law — was charged yesterday, not with a firearms-related crime, but with violating tax law. Brian Borgelt, owner of Bull's Eye Shooter Supply in Tacoma, was charged in U.S. District Court in Tacoma with five misdemeanor counts of failure to file a tax return. "Given the evidence they had, I'm frankly... (

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United States

15 October 2004

Boston Globe

POMEROY, Ohio — Sure, Wayne Pullins has seen the pictures of Senator John F. Kerry hunting. It seems to Pullins that every chance the Democratic nominee for president gets, he picks up a shotgun and aims at something — and makes sure the cameras are close by to shoot him. But Pullins isn't buying it. "He's [gone] out and done the photo PR of shooting trap and one thing and another," said Pullins, who owns the Pioneer Hunting Depot on Main Street. "It makes him... (

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15 October 2004

Daily Nation (Barbados)

When Caricom foreign ministers met recently in New York under the chairmanship of Barbados' Dame Billie Miller to consider some of the key issues before the United Nations, a matter bubbled at or near the top. It was peace, security and stability in the Caribbean. No, it wasn't about weapons of mass destruction. Nor did it concern the kind of terrorism which was tragically inflicted on the United States on 9/11. Instead, it was about how the region could survive in a... (

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15 October 2004

Times of India

MOSCOW — A leading Russian armament firm has agreed to allow India to start licensed production of Kalashnikov or AK-47 automatic rifles, it was announced here on Friday. The Izhmash concern, which makes automobiles and motorcycles in addition to weapons, has agreed to a bilateral project that stipulates annual production of 100,000 Kalashnikov automatic rifles in India beginning 2005. The press department of the Russian Federal Agency for Industry quoted Alexander... (

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