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Gun Policy News, 27 November 2004

United States

27 November 2004

San Diego Union-Tribune (California) / Outdoors, Column

It was at this tree stand in Birchwood, Wis., that Chai Soua Vang was allegedly approached by a group of hunters. I remember it now because it means so much more after what happened to those eight deer hunters in Wisconsin. "If you guys see anyone on our property hunting, they don't belong here and ask them to please leave," Mark Miller told us on the first morning of our elk hunt last month on Miller's family ranch in northeast Oregon. "Please leave." I wonder if... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

27 November 2004

Daytona Beach News Journal (Florida), Editorial

The purpose of the Florida Women's Hall of Fame is to recognize women who have "made significant contributions to the improvement of life for women and for all citizens of Florida." As the first woman president of the National Rifle Association, Marion P. Hammer is certainly famous. And she's certainly a Floridian. But does she meet the criteria for inclusion in the Hall of Fame? Consider a few of the "significant contributions" Hammer's made to the state in recent... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

27 November 2004

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Wall Street Journal

VALLIANT, Oklahoma — In late summer of 2002, Steve Bastible put three bullets into a dying cow at his ranch, threw the emptied rifle behind the seat of his pickup and forgot about it. A few weeks later, the rifle cost him his job of 23 years. That Oct. 1, in a surprise search, Weyerhaeuser Co. sent gun-sniffing dogs into the parking lot of its Valliant paper mill. Bastible and 11 other workers were fired after guns were found in their vehicles. The timber company... (GunPolicy.org)

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Uganda

27 November 2004

Daily Monitor (Kampala)

The government plans to adopt a central firearms register for both private and government forces, the public relations officer of the Uganda National Focal Point (NFP) on small arms and light weapons, Mr Francis Wanyina, has said. Addressing a workshop of civil society organisations on Saturday, at Hotel Triangle, Wanyina said the firearms would be computerised to help in the identification and recovery of lost guns. He said the programme would be spearheaded by the... (GunPolicy.org)

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