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Gun Policy News, 2 December 2002


2 December 2002

Agence France Presse

BRITISH airlines have expressed reservations over plans for armed sky marshals aboard their planes, with British Airways citing the danger of having guns on board. "Clearly as a responsible airline we have concerns about the use of firearms on board our aircraft, but we are working closely with the government on their plans to put armed guards on board commercial aircraft," said a BA spokeswoman. "If armed police officers were to be introduced on United Kingdsom... (

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2 December 2002

Associated Press

LISBON, New York — An 18-year-old man wounded his mother while deer hunting, authorities said. Patricia M. Tynon, 37, of Ogdensburg, was in guarded but stable condition Monday at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg. Tynon was shot once in the abdomen, said Lt. Lawrence Kring of the state Department of Environmental Conservation. "This lady is the luckiest lady in the world," Kring told The Watertown Daily Times. Tynon was wounded Sunday morning about 8:10... (

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2 December 2002

Canadian Press

OTTAWA — Auditor General Sheila Fraser has examined for the first time the massive cost overrun of the federal gun registry and will report her finding Tuesday. The amount spent on the controversial federal program established in 1995 — expected to reach $1 billion by 2004 — is more than 10 times its original price tag, critics complain. The cost to taxpayers of the registry, introduced to help stem gun violence, has never been examined by the auditor general... (

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2 December 2002

Jamaica Observer

Persons holding firearm purchasers' permits that may expire before new gun shipments arrive in the island are being assured by the police that the permits will be renewed. The majority of divisional police superintendents contacted by the Observer last week said that they would not revoke the permits, given that the firearm applicants are unable to make purchases because of a shortage of stock now being experienced by firearm dealers. "If it is a case that the dealers... (

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2 December 2002

Daily Star (Dhaka)

The government has formed 102 committees to investigate if licences of arms and ammunition were issued in compliance with the law. An official estimate says that there are 1,89,265 licences of arms issued to individuals, shooting clubs and financial institutions. The committees were formed, as a large number of licensed arms were not deposited till the November 21 deadline. Briefing reporters on the anticrime operation, Principal Information Officer (PIO) Khandker... (

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2 December 2002

Nottingham Evening Post (UK)

The mother of a Nottingham man shot and killed outside a nightclub has led a march on Downing Street to demand action on gun crime. Lucy Cope joined around a thousand mothers marching in the capital on Saturday. The Post reported last month how Mrs Cope, a mother-of-seven, set up the Mothers Against Guns group in a bid to end devastation caused to families across Britain. But she said Saturday's march was marred by a violent death near to the route. A young black... (

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2 December 2002

Chicago Tribune

YARMOUTH, Maine — Once or twice a week this fall, high school freshman Davis Asherman dons a kid-size camouflage jacket, pulls a warm hat over his dyed-green hair, and heads out with his dad to hunt for ducks. Asherman, 15, is following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, but new statistics indicate that his children might not. In a trend with broad political consequences, government data show a distinct decline in the number of American hunters, the... (

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2 December 2002

Australian (Sydney)

Politicians in Papua New Guinea are facing calls to disarm after the country's tourism minister threatened an academic at gunpoint at a rugby match. Tourism Minister Alois King has admitted to pulling a gun on the University of PNG's Dean of Social Sciences, Professor Kennett Sumbuk, at Port Moresby's rugby club at the weekend. Police are investigating the incident, as well as reports the minister fired several bullets in public. PNG politicians are allowed to carry... (

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2 December 2002

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

Police are investigating allegations a minister who punched and pointed a pistol to the head of a University of PNG academic at the weekend. Alois Kingsley, who is Minister for Tourism, and his minders are alleged to have also hurled beer bottles and punches at the academic and his car while he and his friend drove off from the Port Moresby Rugby League club. Executive Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at UPNG, Professor Kenneth Sumbuk said... (

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