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Gun Policy News, 4 November 2004

Indonesia

4 November 2004

Jakarta Post

The leader of Laskar Merah Putih (Red and White Troop) urged the Jakarta Police on Wednesday to tighten their control of gun ownership by private citizens. Eddy Hartawan, whose group is often spotted at rallies in support of state officials accused of involvement in corruption, said several of the group's members were threatened at gunpoint on Monday by a businessman. "I have filed a complaint with the Jakarta Police," Eddy said. "But I also want the police to more... (GunPolicy.org)

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Malaysia

4 November 2004

Malaysia Star

KUALA LUMPUR — Two policemen have been arrested after a Steyr semi-automatic pistol was reported missing from the armoury of the general operations force (GOF) central brigade in Cheras here. The weapon was in the armoury of the newly-formed Battalion 19, which has been tasked to provide 24-hour patrols to protect diplomats and ensure round-the-clock patrols at foreign missions in the country. The policemen, both lance-corporals attached to the armoury, were... (GunPolicy.org)

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United Kingdom

4 November 2004

Guardian (UK), Opinion

For a capital city plagued by gun crime and violence, could any vision have been more depressing than that of highly trained police firearms officers throwing down their weapons in a fit of rage? Starting at the weekend, 125 officers said they would not carry their guns. Yesterday, after frantic efforts by commissioner Sir John Stevens and the commissioner designate, Sir Ian Blair, to mollify the refuseniks, the protest was called off. Sir John applauded the officers... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kenya

4 November 2004

Daily Nation (Nairobi)

There are no proper records on small arms owned by civilians in the country. Neither are there well-kept records on such category of firearms imported into the country, a report on small arms and security in the Great Lakes Region and Horn of Africa says. This, despite existence of laws in the country requiring that such records be kept, the report titled Strengthening Small Arms Controls says. And because of the unavailability of these crucial inventories, it is... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

4 November 2004

Los Angeles Times

San Bernardino County prosecutors allege Floyd Tidwell hasn't turned in stolen guns. He says he's kept his promise and would be at risk if punished. From inside his High Desert ranch home, decorated with steer horns and well-stocked with firearms, former San Bernardino County Sheriff Floyd Tidwell on Wednesday said that his safety may be at risk if prosecutors pursue felony gun charges against him. If the felonies stick, Tidwell could face jail time and would be... (GunPolicy.org)

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