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Gun Policy News, 15 June 2004


15 June 2004

Insight Magazine

The National Association of Chiefs of Police recently released its 16th Annual Survey of Police Chiefs and Sheriffs and, according to Vice President and Public Affairs Specialist Jim Kouri, some of the survey findings are surprising and compelling. "The survey had some surprising results on topics including terrorism, gun control, homeland security, drug enforcement and others," says Kouri. Kouri asserts that the public perception of how police view certain issues is... (

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15 June 2004

Associated Press

WILMINGTON, North Carolina — Investigators are trying to determine where a former university student got the assault rifle he used to kill himself during a shootout with police officers who suspected him in the death of his former girlfriend. John Peck, 28, a former University of North Carolina at Wilmington student, was charged June 5 with first-degree murder in the death of UNC-W student Christen Marie Naujoks. Peck, who had been at large since the shooting, was... (

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15 June 2004

Toronto Star (Ontario)

The morning show on Flow 93.5 FM is typical of commercial radio: hit songs, bad jokes and celebrity gossip. But The Morning Rush struck an unexpected note recently when a young man called in about "Drop The Chrome," an anti-violence anthem produced and manufactured by the station. The voice on the line didn't provide a lot of details, but told the hosts, Mark Strong and Jemeni, that he'd recently felt cheated by someone and got so angry about it that he headed out to... (

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15 June 2004

Reuters / Hollywood Reporter

LOS ANGELES — Forest Whitaker will star in "American Gun," an ensemble drama described as "a series of interwoven story lines focusing on how the proliferation of guns in America affects and shapes lives," according to the filmmakers. Sources said Donald Sutherland ("Cold Mountain"), Linda Cardellini ("Scooby-Doo 2") and Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon ("Barbershop 2") are in negotiations to join Whitaker, who will also serve as an executive producer. Whitaker's recent... (

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15 June 2004

New York Times

WASHINGTON — In a direct challenge to federal limits on political advocacy, the National Rifle Association plans to begin broadcasting a daily radio program on Thursday to provide news and pro-gun commentary to 400,000 listeners. The group says its jump into broadcasting with its program, "NRANews," means that it should be viewed as a media organization that does not have to abide by provisions of a sweeping campaign finance law from 2002. That law stops... (

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