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Gun Policy News, 13 November 2004

United States

13 November 2004

New York Times, Opinion

Nothing kills Democratic candidates' prospects more than guns. If it weren't for guns, President-elect Kerry might now be conferring with incoming Senate Majority Leader Daschle. Since the Brady Bill took effect in 1994, gun-control efforts have been a catastrophe for Democrats. They have accomplished almost nothing nationally, other than giving a big boost to the Republicans. Mr. Kerry tried to get around the problem by blasting away at small animals, but nervous Red... (GunPolicy.org)

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Africa

13 November 2004

Reuters

LUSAKA — Mwenya is lucky to be alive after he was blindfolded, bundled into a sack and dumped in a pit by rifle-toting robbers who stole his car. He is just another African victim of the millions of guns washing across the world's poorest continent after years of wars that have turned peasants into armed criminals. It was business as usual for Mwenya, a 42-year-old taxi driver in the Zambian capital, Lusaka, when three men wearing sunglasses and leather jackets... (GunPolicy.org)

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Argentina

13 November 2004

La Nacion (Argentina)

Cuando aún no se han acallado los ecos de los disparos que provocaron la masacre de Carmen de Patagones, varias organizaciones no gubernamentales constituirán oficialmente la Red Argentina de Desarme, con la intención de proponer acciones que puedan traducirse en políticas de Estado capaces de proveer soluciones a la grave crisis de inseguridad que asuela al país. Para apoyar la conformación de la red, llegará a la Argentina la presidenta de la red... (GunPolicy.org)

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