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Gun Policy News, 23 April 2004


23 April 2004

InterPress Service

LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria's police are cracking down on illegal firearms that, they say, are threatening Africa's most populous country. Tafa Balogun, Nigeria's police chief, issued an order to crackdown on the illicit firearms three weeks ago. Since then, large numbers of weapons have been retrieved and 105 suspects arrested. Balogun has ordered the gun owners to submit their weapons voluntarily to the police or risk being apprehended. "It has been a massive... (

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Nouvelle Zélande

23 April 2004

New Zealand Herald

A former New Zealand pistol shooter received a barrelling from a judge yesterday after being found in illegal possession of firearms, including a machine gun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Gavin Raymond Milley, 45, pleaded guilty in Napier District Court to four charges of unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition after police searched his Tutira farm property, 45km north of Napier, on March 25. The court was told that Milley's firearms licence was... (

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23 April 2004

Catholic Information Service for Africa (Nairobi)

NAIROBI, Kenya — The influx of illegal guns is the cause of rising insecurity in the city, the Nairobi Provincial Commissioner Francis Sigei has said. He said that insecurity had led investors to shy away from the capital. The PC was addressing the public on Monday April 19, 2004 at Jamhuri High School during a security meeting. He urged members of the public to inform the police on those dealing with illegal firearms and on the activities of the outlawed Mungiki... (

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23 April 2004

New York Times, Opinion

It's not often that the lunacy of liberal "logic" gets exposed by someone attempting to support it. But that's the case regarding an attempted bodega robbery in Queens — as illuminated by the alleged robber's defense attorney. Attorney Scott Brettschnieder thinks the Queens DA's office should recuse itself from prosecuting the case against client Devon Keitt, who was wounded during his attempted hold up. The reason? They "illegally" let store clerk Edwin Marte "off... (

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