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Gun Policy News, 28 April 2004


28 April 2004

InterPress Service, Opinion

NAIROBI — In the latest attempt to curb the circulation of small arms in Africa, foreign affairs ministers and other representatives from eleven countries signed a protocol on weapons control recently in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. But, the jury is still out on whether this initiative really has the ingredients for success. The Nairobi Protocol for the Prevention, Control and Reduction of Small Arms and Light Weapons was signed after a two-day meeting (Apr. 20-21)... (

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28 April 2004

San Francisco Examiner

A group of city leaders stood united Tuesday in the heat of the sun and the heat of the debate over the ban of assault weapons, calling for the continuation of a federal ban on assault weapons as they described the guns as "weapons of war and terror." Mayor Gavin Newsom, police Chief Heather Fong and other politicians stood beside neighborhood activists who have lost loved ones to violence in an effort to pressure Congress to renew U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's 1994... (

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28 April 2004

Sydney Morning Herald, Opinion

The Prime Minister has been wearing his flak jacket again, but at least this time he was visiting a war zone. The last time we saw John Howard in bulletproof gear was 1996 and he was addressing a public meeting in rural Victoria. What made that meeting as dangerous as occupied Iraq? The topic: gun control. Today is the eighth anniversary of the largest massacre ever perpetrated by a single gunman anywhere in the world when, at Port Arthur in Tasmania, 35 people lost... (

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28 April 2004

Evening Post (UK)

A Sunderland woman whose young son was shot in the face with an airgun has helped launch a new nationwide charity to fight gun crime. Linda Mitchell, who lives in Roker, has been compaigning for tougher laws since 12-year-old Michah was lucky to survive the 2001 shooting, which knocked out his bottom teeth. DISARM, unveiled by Home Secretary David Blunkett at Westminster yesterday, has already pledged funds for a project set up by Mrs Mitchell's own organisation. The... (

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