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Gun Policy News, 18 April 2004

États-Unis

18 April 2004

Reuters

PITTSBURGH — Vice President Dick Cheney used a speech to the National Rifle Association on Saturday to paint Democrat John Kerry as a firearm industry foe bent on over-regulating gun makers and owners. Playing to conservative voters, Cheney appeared in the election battlefield state of Pennsylvania to pledge the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign's support for gun ownership. "John Kerry's approach to the Second Amendment has been to regulate, regulate and regulate some more"... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

18 April 2004

Los Angeles Times

PITTSBURGH — Vice President Dick Cheney, making a pitch for votes from gun owners this November, warned Saturday that Sen. John F. Kerry would pose a threat to the 2nd Amendment guaranteeing the right to keep and bear arms. "John Kerry's approach to the 2nd Amendment has been to regulate, regulate and regulate some more," Cheney told members of the National Rifle Assn., adding that President Bush is the only one of the two candidates who "has shown you respect,... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

18 April 2004

San Francisco Chronicle

PITTSBURGH — The National Rifle Association on Saturday unleashed a fierce attack on John Kerry, the likely Democratic candidate for president, saying he would undermine the war on terrorism and push for restrictions on gun rights in the Supreme Court and on Capitol Hill. At the same time, leaders of the association used their annual convention here to praise President Bush, calling him "a shooter and a hunter" who was sympathetic to the concerns of gun owners.... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

18 April 2004

Washington Post

Vice President Cheney worked to mend White House relations with gun activists yesterday by warning a National Rifle Association convention in Pittsburgh that Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) would roll back rights of gun makers and users. "John Kerry's approach to the Second Amendment has been to regulate, regulate and regulate some more," Cheney said. The NRA worked enthusiastically for President Bush in 2000, but the group disagrees with his willingness to sign an... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

18 April 2004

Evening Post (UK)

The Met is considering increasing its ranks of armed officers amid growing concerns over police being targeted by armed criminals. Met Commissioner Sir John Stevens has ordered an urgent review of the arming of officers after the Met Federation highlighted fears over the threat posed by gun-toting criminals. These fears have grown since an incident on Leytonstone High Road in January, when a police van with officers sitting inside was hit with bullets from an... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

18 April 2004

Los Angeles Times

The National Rifle Association sold a videotape on its Web site during the early days of the 2000 presidential campaign showing a top official predicting that if George W. Bush won "we'll have a president … where we work out of their office." The statement, by now-NRA President Kayne Robinson, was little more than hyperbolic rallying of the troops. He went on to call Democratic nominee Al Gore an "antigun fanatic" whose election would be a "horror story." But it... (GunPolicy.org)

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