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Gun Policy News, 22 March 2004


22 March 2004

Daily Record (Scotland)

A graphic film portraying a dead child who has been shot in the head is being used in a campaign to ban guns. Calendar Girls star Dame Helen Mirren was recruited to do the voice-over for the 90-minute production called Toys That Kill. It is part of a hard-hitting campaign launched by Mothers Against Guns and will be shown in cinemas and on Sky's Community Channel. Lucy Cope, 48, of Mothers Against Guns, said: 'Sadly, the shocking images have to be shown. 'That is... (

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22 March 2004

Times of India

NEW DELHI — On Friday morning, a property dealer of Anand Vihar in east Delhi did not wait for police assistance to scare the robbers who had reportedly barged into his house with an intention to rob it. Yadram Sharma simply took out his gun and shot at the men in "self-defence." A similar incident in Mumbai last week left many shocked. Twenty nine-year-old Amit Patel shot a man when he and his friends allegedly began passing lewd comments about Patel's wife and... (

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22 March 2004

ABC News (Australia)

A NEWCASTLE gunsmith caught with Australia's largest private collection of illegal weapons has been jailed following a successful appeal against his original penalty. Ian Ross Cromarty, 62, was jailed today for up to four years after the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal found his original penalty of three years periodic detention too lenient. Police Minister John Watkins had demanded the appeal, describing Cromarty's original sentence, handed down by the NSW District... (

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Afrique du Sud

22 March 2004

South African Press Assocation (SAPA)

A family tragedy in Mdantsane near East London resulted in the death of at least two family members and the injury of two others today. An enraged member of the Magalela family at Zone 5A opened fire on her mother, Hayaza, killing her instantly, and seriously injuring her elder sisters, Nobomvu and Sisikazi. The culprit, Nonkululeko Magalela (23) shot herself and died later at Cecilia Makiwane Hospital. Her mother's body was found lying in the bedroom in pool of... (

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22 March 2004

Baltimore Sun

A proposed state ban on assault weapons, which faces a governor who opposes it and a Senate committee poised to reject it by a single vote, appears doomed this year in Annapolis — unless the sponsor pursues an unusual parliamentary maneuver. Failure means firearms outlawed by the expiring federal ban could go back on the market in Maryland this fall. But Sen. Robert J. Garagiola could wed the stalled weapons ban with a tax bill he has recently introduced. That... (

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22 March 2004

Washington Post

At 2:23 p.m. on Nov. 1, 1950, news suddenly arrived at the Secret Service office in the East Wing of the White House that across the street, men were trying to shoot their way into Blair House, where Harry Truman was taking a nap. James Rowley, agent in charge of the White House detail, responded with four words, spoken, one imagines, rather forcefully: "WHERE'S MY TOMMY GUN?" You have to admit: He had a point. Fortunately, Rowley didn't have to pull the trigger... (

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22 March 2004

Radio Australia (Pacific shortwave)

Non-government organisations in Fiji are campaigning for the reversal of an amendment to the Arms and Ammunitions Act, passed by Parliament last July. The Act covers a number of areas ranging from prescribing the penalties for illegal use and possesion of firearms to regulating the trade and manufacture of firearms. But it is the latter that has raised serious concerns about its impact on future social, political and economic stability of the country. Speakers:... (

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