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Gun Policy News, 12 March 2004

Royaume-Uni

12 March 2004

Evening Post (UK)

Rival politicians are rounding on a Tory MP who has sparked outrage over comments about teaching children in rural areas to handle guns. SNP list MSP Bruce Crawford is calling on Shadow Minister for Homeland Security Patrick Mercer to resign or be fired. And Stirling MP Anne McGuire has described Mr Mercer's views as "absurd". The row could not have come at a worse time, with tomorrow marking the eighth anniversary of the Dunblane Tragedy. Mr Mercer told a radio... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

12 March 2004

Western Mail (Wales)

A Conservative candidate for the European elections in Wales has answered critics of his stance towards gun laws. The Labour party has said Albie Fox thinks children should be exposed to hand guns. Mr Fox has hit back saying he was misquoted by a Scottish newspaper on the issue of armed security on planes at the Conservative party conference in Harrogate last weekend. He said he does not favour relaxing gun laws, but the outright banning of hand guns after the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

12 March 2004

South African Press Assocation (SAPA)

JOHANNESBURG — Weapons Free South Africa says 14 charge offices in five provinces don't know what has happened to nearly 70% of firearms confiscated between 1997 and 2001. It was also found that only one out of every four firearms found by police officials was sent for ballistic tests to determine if it could be linked to other crimes. The organisation issued a report on Thursday about the police's ability to find and destroy illegal firearms. The report is... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 March 2004

Associated Press

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis County police said Thursday they would continue to refuse applications for concealed firearms permits, saying Missouri's largest county expects to challenge the new law as an illegal unfunded mandate. The announcement came the same day concealed gun opponents asked the Missouri Supreme Court for a rehearing on their claim that the state failed to provide full funding for sheriffs' new duty to process applications and issue permits. Last month,... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 March 2004

Chicago Tribune, Opinion

An interesting thing happened in the U.S. Senate last week. A bill to stop Chicago and other cities from suing the gun industry failed to pass, even though a majority of senators had signed on as co-sponsors. The sponsors scuttled the bill after a majority of senators voted to amend it to extend the federal ban on assault weapons and to require background checks on purchasers at gun shows. I believe the Senate's actions point the way toward new laws that can be... (GunPolicy.org)

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Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

12 March 2004

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

The headmaster of Pangia High School charged with conspiring to steal Defence Force firearms was allowed bail yesterday. National Court Judge Justice Sir Kubulan Los allowed Michael Naki on a K4000 bail in Mount Hagen. Naki was arrested in Ialibu, Southern Highlands Province and charged with conspiring to steal six Defence Force-issued self-loading rifles on February 6. The rifles had gone missing after the Independence Day parade last year. The rifles, along with a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

12 March 2004

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

A large quantity of drugs and home-made weapons were stolen when thieves broke into the court house in Alotau last week. The drugs and weapons were being kept as exhibits in the courthouse. Thieves entered the court house through a smashed louvre window in the early hours of last Thursday. Provincial police commander Augustine Wampe yesterday said they believed a large quantity of marijuana, some home-made weapons and a factory made pistol were stolen. Mr Wampe said... (GunPolicy.org)

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