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Gun Policy News, 5 November 2004

United Kingdom

5 November 2004

BBC News

A large quantity of guns has been seized in a crackdown on illegal weapons bought over the internet. More than 100 weapons were found and 37 people arrested as police raided 47 homes across London over four days. Some 86 handguns, 10 rifles, seven shotguns, 13 stun guns, laser sights and components for more than 5,000 rounds of ammunition were also seized. The operation — codenamed Bembridge — targeted internet sites and officers also posed as potential online... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

5 November 2004

Juneau Empire (Alaska), Editorial

It didn't take Empire subscribers long Tuesday morning to weigh in on our decision to deliver our newspapers that morning in a Lisa Murkowski campaign bag. Those who called or came by our office to comment on the bags were furious, at least initially. Because I'm the guy who ultimately shoulders the blame and/or the responsibility for such decisions, I thought it proper to let our readers know what happened on Tuesday — election day — and why it won't happen... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

5 November 2004

Los Angeles Times

Former San Bernardino County Sheriff Floyd Tidwell's sentencing on felony gun charges was delayed until Nov. 30 after a county judge heard nearly three hours of arguments Thursday about whether the charges should be reduced to misdemeanors. Tidwell allegedly stole at least 523 guns from the Sheriff's Department evidence rooms while he was in office, and in May pleaded guilty to four felony counts of concealing stolen property. In a plea agreement with prosectors,... (GunPolicy.org)

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