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Gun Policy News, 24 October 2004

United States

24 October 2004

New York Times, Opinion

In yet another attempt to prove to George W. Bush that he is man enough to run this country, John Kerry made an animal sacrifice to the political gods in a cornfield in eastern Ohio last week. Four dead geese are not too high a price to pay for a few rural, blue-collar votes in a swing state. As long as Mr. Kerry doesn't slip and ask Teresa to purée the carcasses into foie gras. Tromping about in a camouflage costume and toting a 12-gauge double-barreled shotgun that... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

24 October 2004

Washington Times, Editorial

Michael Dukakis's Snoopy-like tank ride did nothing to burnish his defense credentials in 1988, other than to highlight his utter inadequacy on national-security issues. And photographs of John Kerry brandishing a double-barreled shotgun while emerging from an Ohio cornfield with a dead goose will not change his well-earned image as the leader of the most anti-gun rights presidential ticket in history. Four years ago, Al Gore espoused less radical positions in... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

24 October 2004

Washington Times, Opinion

Will numerous photo-ops with guns, hunting trips and impassioned claims to support the Second Amendment as an individual right convince Americans that John Kerry shares their views on gun ownership? Just last Thursday, Mr. Kerry went on a widely publicized goose-hunting trip in the swing-state of Ohio. While Mr. Kerry's changing statements on the Iraq war or his position on hotly contested social issues such as abortion may be confusing (He says that that life starts at... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

24 October 2004

Associated Press

Kerry is not anti-gun, the party tells voters in a state with many weapon owners and sportsmen. The issue could resonate in the election. TONOPAH, Nevada — John Cahill stood up at a meeting of state Democratic leaders in this small rural town a year ago to complain his party was ignoring the impact tens of thousands of Nevada gun owners could have on the 2004 election. "When is somebody going to do something about Democrats and guns?" asked Cahill, 58, a lifelong... (GunPolicy.org)

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Brazil

24 October 2004

Los Angeles Times

Officials have collected nearly 130,000 firearms in a program to make the violent country safer. Up to 20 million may still be out there. RIO DE JANEIRO — Every time he hit the road as a traveling salesman, Francisco Pereira packed two things: clothes and heat. It was just a simple handgun, small and cheap. "He was afraid something would happen," said his wife, Palmyra Goncalves Pereira. "He felt safer with it." Thankfully, her husband retired without having to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

24 October 2004

National Post (Toronto) / CanWest News

The cash-strapped federal gun registry will miss out on more than $46-million in fees from gun owners this year by giving away 770,000 free licence renewals so that bureaucrats can catch up on their paperwork. Those firearms owners who were randomly chosen by the Canada Firearms Centre for the free extensions of up to four years should receive their notices in the mail next week. The unusual move is to head off an expected deluge of applications to renew licences —... (GunPolicy.org)

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