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Gun Policy News, 18 March 2004


18 March 2004

Associated Press

FORSYTH — Two 8-year-old boys and an 11-year-old schoolmate were arrested after they buried a loaded handgun in a playground sandbox and plotted to shoot and stab a third-grade girl during recess, authorities said Thursday. Sheriff Tim Fulton said the boys told investigators they intended to harm the young girl because she had teased two of them. The plot was uncovered Wednesday morning when another student alerted school officials, said Michael Hayworth, the... (

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18 March 2004

Cybercast News Service

The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is opening an office in London — "joining with embattled British citizens in their fight to restore their firearms rights," the group said in a press release. "This is the first time an American firearm civil rights organization has opened an office on foreign soil," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. "With the attack on gun rights becoming global, it is important to fight these battles on every continent... (

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18 March 2004

Times (UK)

A man suspected of being a sniper who has terrorised drivers in Ohio for ten months was arrested in Las Vegas yesterday after an alert gambler recognised his face. Charles McCoy, 28, was in a casino reading a newspaper article about himself at the time. He was also penning a largely illegible and "bizarre" script, which police are studying. Sheriff's officers were travelling the 1,800 miles from Columbus, Ohio, to Las Vegas yesterday to question Mr McCoy about 24... (

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18 March 2004

Chicago Tribune

WASHINGTON — Gun control activists plan to file a lawsuit today alleging that the Bush administration has failed to enforce a ban on the production and sale of semiautomatic weapons, one of several efforts by advocates to raise awareness that the assault weapons ban is set to expire this fall. Advocates are trying to convince lawmakers to extend the ban, but experts say it is unlikely the Republican-controlled Congress will bring it to a vote in an election year.... (

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Afrique du Sud

18 March 2004

South African Broadcasting Corporation

More than 12 000 illegal weapons have been destroyed in Boksburg, on Gauteng's East Rand. The destruction of the consignment is the third such exercise in six months, Faizel Abdul-Kader, the Gauteng police spokesperson, said today. Abdul-Kader, said the weapons destroyed include those confiscated in connection with criminal activities and those belonging to people who have failed to comply with the Firearms Control Act. This move has been welcomed by Gun Free South... (

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18 March 2004

Times of Zambia (Ndola), Editorial

The recovery of 20 guns, ammunition and vehicles by police in Lusaka may be a significant haul, but a very frightening development that there are so many firearms in illegal hands. Secondly, it says a lot on how and why crime in the capital is on the increase and why it is not so easy to combat. In military terms, 20 guns is a lot. A group armed with this size of arsenal can take over a township, village or a small town. A kind of incursion that can leave devastating... (

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18 March 2004

Join Together Online gun violence web site (Boston)

The Montana Human Rights Network (MHRN) has been keeping watch on right-wing extremist groups in Big Sky Country since its inception in 1990. Over that time, they've had ample opportunity to examine the relationships between groups that call themselves "gun rights" organizations and those of broader and more controversial bents, like the Militia of Montana. Ken Toole, MHRN's program director, says that as time went on, he and his colleagues noticed a strong... (

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