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Gun Policy News, 3 June 2004

Canada

3 June 2004

Canadian Press

WINNIPEG — The roots of Canada's gun problems are in the United States, and an NDP government would lobby the Americans for better gun control south of the border to improve things in this country, Jack Layton said Thursday. "What we are focusing on is the increasing evidence that the biggest problem is illegal guns coming in from the U.S.," Layton told reporters. "We're proposing going across the border to the U.S. and actively engaging in lobbying to have... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

3 June 2004

The Hill (Washington, DC)

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R), who became a movie star by blowing up and shooting anything that stood in his way, has reaffirmed his support of the federal assault-weapons ban. In a letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) last month, Schwarzenegger called on Congress to renew the ban, which is scheduled to expire in September. "As you are well aware, Californians overwhelmingly support the ban on these dangerous weapons," wrote Schwarzenegger, who spoke... (GunPolicy.org)

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Guatemala

3 June 2004

Associated Press

GUATEMALA CITY — Give up that old pistol and Guatemala's government will give you corrugated metal sheets for roofing. Two guns will get you a new bicycle. Three gets you a sewing machine. President Oscar Berger on Thursday announced a plan to reduce the number of guns in Guatemala by letting people trade them for valued goods. Speaking at a party political event, Berger said he would officially announce the new program on June 9, a day dedicated to the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

3 June 2004

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

There are 200,000 gun licences in Papua New Guinea, Internal Security Minister Bire Kimisopa announced in Port Moresby yesterday. And on record there is a large number of firearms from police or defence "lent" or "borrowed" for criminal activities and later returned, Mr Kimisopa said. "On record, there's about 200,000 licences issued to various citizens in the country holding firearms," Mr Kimisopa said. "That includes politicians, businessmen and a number of people... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

3 June 2004

Michigan Ann Arbor News

Authorites said 19-year-old Steven Gyori was able to legally buy an AK-47 assault rifle last year even though he was on probation through juvenile court for involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his father two years earlier. The semi-automatic, military-style weapon was used last Saturday in an early-morning gunfight inside a Green Oak Township home that left Gyori dead and two police officers critically wounded. New details on the investigation released... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

3 June 2004

Cape Times (Cape Town)

Ian Hamilton, who won a damages case against Safety and Security Minister Charles Nqakula after he was shot by a mentally unstable woman holding a firearm licence despite her condition, is to return to the Cape High Court on Thursday to argue how much he should be paid. And this time Hamilton — who was left a quadriplegic after the shooting — wants R5-million more than the R18,93-million he initially claimed. In June 2002, Acting Justice Theo Jooste ruled that... (GunPolicy.org)

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Espagne

3 June 2004

Associated Press

MADRID — Police arrested a Russian woman on arms trafficking charges after she was found in possession of 38 pen guns, officials said Thursday. The tiny weapons, which look like fountain pens, are used by crime gangs as a weapon of self-defense when they attend meetings with other groups, said Ester Aren, a police spokeswoman. "You see these kind of things a lot in the movies, but it's true," Aren said. Police arrested the 27-year-old woman Tuesday. They did not... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

3 June 2004

New Jersey Daily Record

A blind Rockaway Township man, who won court permission a decade ago to buy a handgun and fire it only under supervision, can continue his hobby despite a minor conviction for unruly behavior at a restaurant, a judge ruled Wednesday. Steven Craig Hopler made headlines in 1994 when a now-retired Superior Court judge in Morristown first gave him permission to buy a handgun as a collector's item, and then granted his request in October 1994 to shoot at targets as long as... (GunPolicy.org)

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Inde

3 June 2004

Press Trust of India

SASARAM — Police unearthed a mini gun factory at Barkadih village in Rohtas district of Bihar on Thursday. Acting on a tip off, a police team raided the village and unearthed the illegal gun factory. Three persons were arrested from the spot. Nine revolvers, 11 unfinished revolvers, a large quantity of ammunition and equipment used for making arms were also seized by the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

3 June 2004

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

The issue of guns entering PNG has been widely discussed by different groups. But nothing serious seems to be happening to address the issue while security analysts keep warning that we are moving closer to anarchy. Key questions that will get to the bottom of the guns issue have not been asked. Those involved would rather not entertain these questions which include: Where are they getting the guns from or the hand-held radios they use to conduct high profile... (GunPolicy.org)

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