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Gun Policy News, 24 June 2004


24 June 2004

Philippine Star

Ten of the 11 firearms registered under the name of Ryan Jaworski, who was wounded in a shooting incident last Monday night in Mandaluyong City, had expired permits, police said yesterday. A check with the firearms registered with the Firearms and Explosives Division (FED) revealed that all of the young Jaworski's firearms had expired licenses, except for an M-16 rifle. Civil Security Group (CSG) director Chief Superintendent Jaime Caringal said he has ordered an... (

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24 June 2004

United Press International

BOSTON, Massachusetts — Lawmakers in Massachusetts have passed a ban on the sale of assault weapons in the state and also made it easier to own legal firearms. The bill makes it illegal to sell semiautomatic assault weapons and shotguns with certain accessories, the Boston Globe reported Thursday. To win the support of gun-ownership-rights activists, the measure increases the gun license period from four years to six and allows for a grace period for expired firearm... (

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24 June 2004

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is dispatching teams of federal agents to 15 cities struggling with violent crime problems despite a dropping U.S. crime rate, Attorney General John Ashcroft said Thursday. Ashcroft told reporters that the effort would be targeted at "the hottest zones of criminal activity" in cities where high murder and violence rates persist despite a violent crime rate that is at a 30-year low nationwide, based on federal victimization... (

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24 June 2004

Radio New Zealand International (Pacific shortwave)

Papua New Guinea's chief of staff for the defence, Captain Tom Ur, says while an independent gun study would be useful, more needs to be done to crack down on gun running. AusAID has given just over 27- thousand US dollars towards a survey of guns in PNG as part of a regional firearms audit. The survey is to determine the number of pistols, machine guns, and other firearms in the country. Captain Ur says although there is a ban on illegal weapons, they are still... (

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24 June 2004

Boston Globe

Fearing that Congress won't renew the federal ban on assault weapons, state legislators voted yesterday to bar the sale of the same 19 weapons in Massachusetts, winning over gun-rights supporters by including a half-dozen provisions designed to make it easier to own legal guns in the Bay State. The measure would prohibit the sale of semiautomatic, military-style assault weapons such as the AK-47, the Uzi, and shotguns with certain accessories. The gun-friendly... (

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24 June 2004

Cox News Service (USA)

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia — The National Rifle Association is using a new way to spread the word about the Second Amendment and the presidential election — a live radio news show beamed out to gun owners across the country. And the message is clear: John Kerry may dress like a hunter, but he is no friend of the NRA. Recent segments included a discussion of the presumptive Democratic nominee's vote to support a ban on some semi-automatic guns (one of the few he showed... (

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Arabie saoudite

24 June 2004


RIYADH — Saudi Arabia will allow foreigners who feel threatened by the wave of militant violence in the kingdom to carry guns for their protection, Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz said. "In principle a Saudi has the right to carry a weapon, if he has a permit. Likewise a foreign resident, if he felt in danger he could get a permit to carry a weapon," Nayef was quoted as saying by the official Saudi Press Agency on Thursday. "I mean a personal weapon... (

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24 June 2004

Toronto Star (Ontario), Editorial

By requiring hospitals to tell police when patients arrive with gunshot wounds, the Ontario government is fixing a gap in existing law and enhancing the safety of every resident in the province. Despite concern from some civil libertarians, this is a useful step in tracing, and solving, gun crimes. Police officials, led by Toronto's Chief Julian Fantino, have repeatedly called for a law that would overrule doctor-patient confidentiality when treating bullet... (

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