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Gun Policy News, 5 January 2004

Canada

5 January 2004

Calgary Herald (Alberta)

The union head of Calgary's front-line police officers is calling for the federal government to scrap the billion-dollar gun registry because it has been a colossal failure in reducing violent crime in the country. Al Koenig, president of the Calgary Police Association, said the vast amount of money spent on the firearms program could have been much better put to use for front-line police officers in Canada. He said the program has had no effect on crime or acted in... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

5 January 2004

Associated Press

SANTA FE, New Mexico — The state Supreme Court on Monday let stand a new law that allows New Mexicans to be licensed to carry loaded, concealed handguns. The five-member court rejected a challenge to the constitutionality of the law filed by a children's advocacy group and a physician. "I think this will be a more dangerous place for children and other living beings," David Campbell, the lawyer representing New Mexico Voices for Children, said after the ruling.... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kenya

5 January 2004

Daily Nation (Nairobi), Opinion

NAIROBI, Kenya — The first case of illicit firearms possession was reported in Turkana District in 1928. Demand was driven by the need by communities in this district to defend themselves against Sudanese raiders targeting their animals. Since then, pastoralists have always armed themselves with unlicensed firearms, which are used as defensive as well as offensive weapons. Despite sustained and expensive Government efforts to eradicate illegal ownership of these... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

5 January 2004

Associated Press

RICHMOND, Virginia — What do Britney Spears (search), the United Methodist Church, the St. Louis Rams (search) and Hallmark Cards have in common? They're among the hundreds of celebrities, organizations and companies on the National Rifle Association's (search) roster of entities that it considers hostile to gun-ownership rights. The Fairfax-based NRA has compiled a 15-page list of supporters of the Brady law — which requires federally licensed gun dealers to do... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

5 January 2004

Cybercast News Service

Second Amendment supporters say strict gun control has made Chicago the most murderous city in the nation for the year just ended. "Chicago finished off the year with more murders than New York or Los Angeles," said Second Amendment Foundation founder Alan Gottlieb. "During the past 12 months, 599 people were murdered in Chicago, three more than in New York, where 596 people were slain, and about 100 more than in Los Angeles." Gottlieb called it "remarkable" that... (GunPolicy.org)

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