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Gun Policy News, 20 January 2005

United Kingdom

20 January 2005

Guardian (UK)

A Tory candidate who "shot himself in the foot" by allowing a friend to photograph him posing with a hunting knife, rifle and other guns — including an AK-47 — was dropped last night by party officials. But their attempts to draw a line under the furore ran into difficulty as Robert Oulds, who was standing in Slough, pointedly announced that he had not resigned. Senior Conservatives excised the 28-year-old from the list of approved candidates within hours of the... (

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United States

20 January 2005

Associated Press

NEW YORK — A bodyguard who has protected outspoken moviemaker and gun-control advocate Michael Moore was arrested at Kennedy International Airport for allegedly carrying a pistol without a New York license, authorities said Thursday. Patrick Burk, 34, was arraigned Thursday evening on a felony charge of criminal possession of a weapon and was released on his own recognizance, said Patrick Clark, a spokesman for the Queens district attorney's office. A return court... (

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20 January 2005

BBC News

Israeli soldiers have shot dead a Palestinian boy who was playing with a toy rifle, after apparently mistaking him for a gunman. Troops patrolling Tubas, a West Bank village near Jenin, fired at the boy, aged 13 or 14, after he aimed the toy weapon at them, witnesses said. He was with a group of children who were taunting the soldiers. An Israeli military source confirmed troops had opened fire on a crowd after spotting what appeared to be a gunman. Palestinian... (

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20 January 2005

Gun Week (USA)

A lot of gunowners in American are relaxing, believing that the Nov. 2 election brought a respite in their continuing struggle to preserve the right to keep and bear arms for recreation and personal defense. But before anyone gets too cozy, it might be wise to remind everyone the continuing threat of global gun control is still very real, very alive and very imminent. At the same time, we should be aware that if America's anti-gunners continue to be frustrated at the... (

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