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Gun Policy News, 14 June 2004


14 June 2004

Miami Herald

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Dressed in blue-and-white trunks and matching gloves, Vitor Belo da Silva, a lanky lightweight, slipped through the ropes and into the ring for the final fight on a recent night's card at the Sao Cristóvao Nautical Club. But before punches were thrown and the air filled with the sound of a cheering crowd, a hush came over the dank auditorium. Da Silva had requested a moment of silence. Just a few days earlier, the 18-year-old's best friend... (

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14 June 2004

Grand Haven Tribune (USA)

Many replica gun enthusiasts take pride in their shooting sport called "airsoft." But police say the BB-inspired guns may pose a fearful, and possibly dangerous, situation because of their realistic look. Late last month, Grand Haven Department of Public Safety received a call about a passenger in a vehicle pointing a gun at occupants of another car while traveling north on U.S. 31. When GHDPS officers located and stopped the suspect vehicle, the passenger told police... (

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14 June 2004

ABC News (Australia)

The Catholic Church in Papua New Guinea is backing efforts to ban guns after the local bishops' conference called on all Catholics to support the process. Conference president, Archbishop Karl Hesse says gun attacks by criminals are increasing and the situation appears to be getting worse. He says an atmosphere of lawlessness has been allowed to develop and the prevalance of illegal weapons poses a threat to society. Archbishop Hesse says guns from the police, armed... (

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14 June 2004

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Georgia)

A 19-year-old man was shot to death early Sunday morning when a friend showing off a gun put the weapon to the man's chest and pulled the trigger, said an investigator for the Coweta County Sheriff's Department. Frank Matthew Keahey, 19, of Newnan was killed about 1 a.m. Sunday at an impromptu party outside Newnan, said Maj. Jim Yarbrough of the sheriff's department. Joseph Corey Smith, 20, of Sharpsburg, was arrested on a first-degree murder charge and is being held... (

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14 June 2004

USA Today

A gun company whose product accidentally paralyzed a California teenager goes on the auction block Thursday at a bankruptcy sale with some rather unlikely bidders. Family and friends of 17-year-old Brandon Maxfield said they will bid on the assets of gun manufacturer Bruce Jennings — who specializes in inexpensive pistols called "Saturday night specials" — and plan to close Jennings' business for good if their bid wins. "It wouldn't be used to make guns; Brandon... (

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