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Gun Policy News, 6 June 2004

Afrique du Sud

6 June 2004

South African Press Assocation (SAPA)

A woman is killed every six hours in South Africa by her intimate partner. This is one of the key findings from the first national study of female homicides in South Africa. It was a collaborative study between researchers from the Medical Research Council's Gender and Health Group, the Division of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology from the University of Cape Town and the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. The study found that 50 percent of all women... (

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6 June 2004

Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — Three out of four firearms deaths in Minnesota from 1998 through 2001 were caused by self-inflicted gunshot wounds, according to a state Health Department report. The information was compiled by the department as part of an ongoing effort to investigate and document violence in Minnesota. The report also should help "provide context" to the debate regarding the use of firearms in a state that last year loosened restrictions on the law... (

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Afrique du Sud

6 June 2004

Sunday Independent (South Africa)

Stringent new gun laws come into effect in three weeks amid allegations of corruption within the body authorised to issue licences, sparking fears that there may be chaos for more than two million gun owners. On July 1, existing and new gun owners will have to apply for a licence, taking tough competency tests and meeting strict requirements aimed at making gun ownership more difficult. But as the deadline nears, there are growing fears over whether police have the... (

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6 June 2004

Scotland on Sunday

The Israelis don't bother with the safety catch. They use duct tape to keep it turned off. But it's a good idea for you to use it." I nod in agreement as Bob Hurley carefully explains how to handle an Uzi 9mm automatic submachine gun without killing myself. Or him, for that matter. I don't know if you've ever fired an Uzi, but it's the gun made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator. The Terminator didn't bother with the safety catch either, but there are... (

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6 June 2004

Los Angeles Times

KABUL, Afghanistan — Taj Mohammed picked up a gun when he was 18 and fought the Soviets, and then the Taliban, in the Panjshir Valley, the heart of the Afghan resistance against occupiers. After two decades of serving his homeland, the longtime commander is among 100,000 fighters who have been told to hand over their weapons and return to civilian life, as part of a $370-million United Nations plan to disarm Afghanistan. But the plan, the Disarmament, Demobilization... (

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6 June 2004

Sunday Mail (Brisbane)

Some Queensland gun owners have made thousands of dollars profit from the national handgun buyback scheme, a Sunday Mail investigation has revealed. One sporting shooter is alleged to have been paid more than double the $3000 a pistol cost several years before. He is said to have then used the money to buy two new handguns. The Sunday Mail has also been told of people buying cheap gun parts and accessories overseas and selling them for double their cost under the... (

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