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Gun Policy News, 19 October 2004

Australia

19 October 2004

Sydney Morning Herald

Gary Lee-Rogers was onto something in the months before his mysterious death. The Australian Protective Service assistant inspector blew the whistle on what he said was corruption that compromised security at Sydney Airport before the 2000 Olympics. He met the federal MP for Eden-Monaro, Gary Nairn, who contacted the then-Attorney-General, Daryl Williams. But Mr Lee-Rogers was found dead in his Queanbeyan apartment before Mr Williams could reply. A protective service... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

19 October 2004

Washington Times

Sen. John Kerry has been "extremely effective" in portraying himself as a gun enthusiast and hunter in the 2004 campaign, said Kayne B. Robinson, president of the National Rifle Association, whose group is preparing a push against the Democratic candidate in the final two weeks before Election Day. The Massachusetts Democrat is "the most anti-gun candidate we've ever had," Mr. Robinson said during an hourlong interview with editors and reporters at The Washington... (GunPolicy.org)

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United Kingdom

19 October 2004

BBC News

The Met's [Metropolitan Police] specialist unit fighting gun crime in London's black community has unveiled a hard-hitting new advertising campaign and the officer heading the team has spoken about the task ahead. Think of a police unit fighting gun crime and the image that comes to mind is no doubt of a macho male preserve. But it's one of the Metropolitan Police's handful of senior female officers who heads the best-known of the specialist units dedicated to... (GunPolicy.org)

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United Kingdom

19 October 2004

BBC News

Police in London have unveiled a new campaign to cut gun crime among the city's black communities. Posters and press advertisements for Operation Trident will encourage people to phone in anonymously with information on gun crimes. The family of one murder victim have also taken part in a radio advert. Officers hope the campaign will help maintain a downward trend in shootings and murders investigated by Operation Trident. At the official launch of the campaign... (GunPolicy.org)

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