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Gun Policy News, 2 January 2005

Philippines

2 January 2005

Philippine Star / Freeman News Service

CEBU — Over 44,000 licensed firearm holders in Cebu and other parts of the Visayas have yet to renew their licenses to keep their guns, otherwise these would be considered "loose" weapons. Records of the Firearms and Explosives Section of the Region 7 police show that out of the 65,000 licensed firearm holders in Eastern, Western and Central Visayas, only 20,000 have renewed their licenses. Superintendent Rey Lyndon Lawas, chief of the Firearms and Explosives... (GunPolicy.org)

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Malaysia

2 January 2005

Star (Malaysia)

KANGAR — Two policemen were among five people detained by a special Bukit Aman squad for allegedly smuggling guns. One policeman, attached to the Kangar district police headquarters, was stopped near the Padang Besar border crossing on Wednesday afternoon while the other was detained here. At least six China-made revolvers were recovered. The policeman detained in Padang Besar was said to be in possession of the revolvers. The three civilians in his car were... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

2 January 2005

Arizona Republic

Sandy Froman heard a strange noise in the middle of the night. She peered through the peephole and saw a stranger trying to break into her home. Fear gripped her. As she waited for the police, she tried to scare the man off: She banged on the door. Cranked up the stereo. The man left, but the feeling of helplessness was life-changing. "I realized that no one was going to take care of me but me. The police can't be on every street corner. You need to be prepared," said... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

2 January 2005

Jackson Citizen Patriot (Michigan)

Police say there's little evidence gun use is up in crimes or that permit holders have prevented violence. Opponents warned of vigilantes run amok, more accidental shootings and road rage escalating to gunfire. Backers of Michigan's expanded concealed-weapons law talked of thwarted attacks by thugs, reduced crime and personal safety. Three years of experience in Jackson County and statewide indicate the biggest impact of the July 2001 shall-issue law is peace of... (GunPolicy.org)

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