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Gun Policy News, 22 June 2004


22 June 2004

Philippine Daily Inquirer, Editorial

All peace-loving people welcome the Supreme Court ruling upholding a nationwide gun ban declared in January 2003. Now the police have to enforce it strictly to keep the peace and curb criminality. Former solicitor general Francisco Chavez, who filed the petition disputing the legality of the gun ban, said the right to bear arms was a constitutionally protected right. But the Supreme Court, in a cogently reasoned decision, said it was not. It pointed out that the... (

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Afrique du Sud

22 June 2004

News24 (South Africa)

CAPE TOWN — The time has not yet come for those with illegal firearms to receive amnesty, said Safety and Security Minister Charles Nqakula on Monday. Nqakula, who will be delivering his budget speech in parliament on Tuesday, was at the Waterfront as part of an awareness campaign about the contentious Act on Firearm Control which is set to become effective on July 1. He said amnesty was in the pipeline, but the police were making good progress with the... (

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22 June 2004

Los Angeles Times

The city of Chico, California, has set aside $1.6 million to clean up a shooting range, and Santa Cruz may have to spend $500,000 to get the lead out. The culprit: billions of bullets and shotgun pellets that shooters discharge on these and other ranges nationwide. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that people blast tens of millions of pounds of lead each year at the country's 9,000 outdoor ranges. Roughly 4% of all lead produced in the United States... (

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22 June 2004


HARARE — Zimbabwe's parliament on Tuesday ratified the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) protocolon firearms, ammunition and other related materials that seeks to curb proliferation of small arms. Home Affairs Minister Kembo Mohadi commended ratification of the treaty, saying the treaty would assist Zimbabwean law enforcement agencies to fight cases of hijackings, drug trafficking and armed robberies that were prevalent in the country. "The protocol was... (

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