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Gun Policy News, 21 October 2004

United States

21 October 2004

Associated Press

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry went on a politically targeted hunt Thursday, looking for waterfowl and voters who might harbor doubts about him. Wearing a camouflage jacket and carrying a 12-gauge shotgun, Kerry left on a hunt for ducks and geese just before 7 a.m. EDT on a supporter's farm outside of Youngstown. Kerry adviser Mike McCurry said it's important in the final days of the campaign that voters "get a better sense of John... (

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United Kingdom

21 October 2004

Press Association (UK)

Levels of violent crime recorded by police jumped 11% in the second quarter of this year, Government figures revealed today. Separate data showed recorded gun crime increased 3% to 10,590 incidents in the year to June — an average of 29 a day. There was a 14% leap in offences of violence against the person — a total of 265,800 incidents from April to June compared with 233,600 in the same period last year. In all there were 303,500 violent crimes recorded in... (

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United States

21 October 2004

Boston Herald

A mammoth billboard touting Massachusetts as the state with the lowest gun fatality rate in the nation was unveiled yesterday on the turnpike just outside Fenway Park. "Today, we're unveiling a real positive message," said John Rosenthal, president of Meredith Management. As owner of the parking lot on which the billboard is affixed, Rosenthal has used the space for his Stop the Handgun Violence campaign. This latest sign replaces one containing a huge automatic... (

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United States

21 October 2004

Washington Post

NRA Runs Ad Against Candidate in Local Ohio Newspaper GIRARD, Ohio — With 12 days to go before the election, it was time to show the serious artillery. John Kerry brought his campaign for president to a duck blind here in far eastern Ohio Thursday morning, and while he did manage to clip one goose, he was really aiming for undecided voters in this battleground state. Senior adviser Mike McCurry was quite direct this week in saying that the two-hour predawn hunting... (

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