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Gun Policy News, 12 July 2004


12 July 2004

CBS News (USA)

OAKLAND, California — Even in a hospital bed, paralyzed from the neck down, 17-year-old Brandon Maxfield says he won't be defeated. "I've got a job to do. And I'm doing it," he says. "I'm determined to do it, and I'm gonna do it." Maxfield is taking on Bruce Jennings, owner of Bryco Arms, the leading maker of cheap handguns known as Saturday night specials. He and his family want to buy the company to shut it down, reports CBS News Correspondent John Blackstone.... (

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12 July 2004

Florida Herald Tribune

WASHINGTON — John Peck, a convicted felon, paid $350 to the private owner of an SKS semiautomatic rifle and used it three weeks later to shoot his former girlfriend 11 times. The SKS, which federal officials say is the leading assault rifle used in crimes, is common, cheap and legal. It is likely to remain so because Democrats are treading lightly in the area of gun control. In November, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts co-sponsored legislation that would have... (

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12 July 2004

IRIN (UN News)

ZWEDRU — A dozen young women sat under a tarpaulin waiting for UN trucks to take them to the newly-opened disarmament camp for Liberian fighters in the eastern town of Zwedru. Some had a baby strapped to their backs. But all carried a gun or mortar bomb wrapped in cloth ready to hand in to the UN peacekeepers. "The mission was accomplished, now we want peace," said Baby-Girl Koffa, a 23-year-old female fighter of the Movement for Democracy in Liberia (MODEL), who was... (

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