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Gun Policy News, 24 April 2004


24 April 2004

Associated Press

Plain clothes police officers subdue two suspects of a bank robbery outside a bank in the Chacao municipality of Caracas The Venezuelan government is suspending gun imports in a bid to reduce the nation's soaring crime rate. Defense Minister Jorge Garcia Carniero made the announcement Friday. He also said the government will freeze firearms licenses until the national registry of legal gun owners can be updated. He went on to say that Venezuelans who already have gun... (

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24 April 2004

Las Vegas Sun (Nevada)

Nevada is one of 18 states that has a law to punish gun owners when children find their unsecured weapons and use them to either threaten or shoot someone. But a leading national expert on so-called Child Access Prevention laws says "Nevada's CAP law is one of the weakest" and that authorities might be better off applying similar but sterner laws against offenders. Authorities have not decided whether to charge any adults in connection with three incidents of children... (

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24 April 2004

Gainesville Sun (Florida)

FYI: Community forum WHAT: Forum aims to educate kids and adults about issues of gun safety. The free forum is open to the public. WHERE: Buchholz High School Auditorium, 5510 NW 27th Ave. WHEN: Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (352)374-3670. Asked whether they ever wanted to use a gun against another person, 87 percent of area youths answered "yes." Area officials hope a community forum Tuesday night will alert and educate kids and adults... (

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