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Gun Policy News, 8 October 2005

Australia

8 October 2005

Sydney Morning Herald

Back in 1980, when Maria McCauley's husband leased some land to a local gun club, the couple looked forward to a bit of extra money to bolster income from their farm at Nelligen. Twenty-five years later, the gun club no longer exists — but it has left behind eight hectares of land covered with poisonous lead shot, and Mrs McCauley, now a widow, faces a clean-up bill of at least $450,000. But she and her de facto husband, Albert Veith, can't afford to do the work —... (GunPolicy.org)

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Iraq

8 October 2005

Reuters

BAGHDAD — Iraq will impose special security measures including travel restrictions and a gun ban for several days on either side of an Oct. 15 referendum on a new constitution, the government said on Saturday. The referendum and an election for a new parliament in December have fired tensions between the Shi'ite majority and the Sunni Arab minority which dominated Iraq under Saddam Hussein but now fears political eclipse. Iraq is struggling through a stepped-up... (GunPolicy.org)

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