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Gun Policy News, 8 November 2004

United States

8 November 2004

Associated Press

The FBI reported Monday that 132 police officers were killed in the line of duty in 2003, with guns and traffic accidents claiming the most lives. Of the total, which is eight deaths more than in 2002, 49 were killed in traffic accidents and 45 slain with firearms. Thirty-one of those killed with guns were wearing body armor at the time. In all cases, the average age of the officer killed was about 37 and average level of police experience 10 years. The totals... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

8 November 2004

Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — Despite the heightened awareness since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks three years ago, thousands of potential weapons have still been seized at Salt Lake City International Airport. Officials at checkpoints have confiscated 185,078 weapons during a 2½-year period that ended in September, an average of about 190 a day, the Deseret Morning News reported in a copyright story in Monday editions. Those figures indicate that, on average, one of every 73... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

8 November 2004

United Press International

WASHINGTON, DC — Most U.S. adults surveyed by the Gallup organization oppose laws banning private possession of handguns but support stricter laws governing gun sales. Sixty-three percent of the 1,012 adults over the age of 18 polled said they did not think there should be a law banning "the possession of handguns, except by the police and other authorized persons." Just 36 percent said there should be such a law. Fifty-four percent of those surveyed Oct. 11-14,... (GunPolicy.org)

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East Africa,Kenya

8 November 2004

East African (Nairobi)

Countries in East Africa and the Horn of Africa have taken steps to implement the Nairobi Declaration on the proliferation of small arms and light weapons (SALW) by creating a Regional Centre Small Arms (RESCA). Oyugi Onono, the planning and co-ordination officer at the centre's Nairobi secretariat, last week said that it had made steady progress toward setting up the centre. During the second ministerial meeting to review the declaration in Nairobi in April, the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Africa

8 November 2004

Namibian (Windhoek)

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has launched a book that examines the trade, use and control of firearms in nine Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states. Hide and Seek: Taking Account of Small Arms in Southern Africa is based on a comprehensive study initiated by the University of Cape Town. It was conducted from 1994 to 2003 in South Africa, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Swaziland, Lesotho and Botswana. Angola... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kenya

8 November 2004

Daily Nation (Nairobi)

At least 50 police officers have been killed in the line of duty across Kenya in the past two years — and none of their murderers have been brought to book. Majority of the policemen have been killed in Nairobi while the rest died in other parts of the country where gangsters are less daring and sophisticated compared with those in Nairobi who are normally armed to the teeth. Another 37 police officers have been maimed as they sought to protect you from criminal... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

8 November 2004

Allentown Morning Call (Pennsylvania), Letter

I hope the election of George W. Bush is seen as a wake-up call to all the liberal Democrats who oppose God's will. It is His doing that George W. Bush is still our president. Millions of born-again Christians helped win this election through our prayers and votes. Jesus speaks through the Republicans. The Democrats will not be able to win elections until they renounce their sinful ways and stop encouraging abortions, gayness, and trying to take away our guns. Earl... (GunPolicy.org)

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