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Gun Policy News, 7 August 2004


7 August 2004

Daily Nation (Nairobi)

NAIROBI — The police commissioner is pushing for tougher gun laws. Major General Mohammed Hussein Ali called for stiffer jail sentences for illegal possession of firearms, similar to those for narcotics. "The Government is considering an amendment to the Firearms Act and recommends stiffer custodial sentences (like those under) Narcotics Act for firearm offenders. We recommend a 10-year sentence," said the police chief yesterday. He noted that although crime had... (

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7 August 2004

Herald Sun (Melbourne)

A teenager who accidentally shot dead his older brother did not need a junior shooter's licence to be allowed to fire a gun, his father claimed yesterday. Schoolboy Tim O'Sullivan, 13, was legally able to shoot as a member of a registered gun club if shooting at a recognised firing range, said his father, Dale O'Sullivan. Quizzing his younger son on issues of gun safety in the witness box yesterday, Mr O'Sullivan asked: "So it's a case of once shot, twice shy?" Tim... (

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7 August 2004

Manila Times

Journalists who face risks related to their profession will be allowed to carry guns, the Philippine National Police said Friday. The PNP chief, Director General Hermogenes Ebdane Jr., issued a directive allowing journalists to bear arms following the murder Thursday of the newspaper columnist and radio broadcaster, Arnell Manalo, in Bauan, Batangas. Manalo was the second journalist killed in five days and the fifth since January. In Cebu City Thursday night, the... (

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7 August 2004

New York Daily News, Opinion

Before the assault weapons ban, America was a very different place. Many people remember the shooting in an elementary schoolyard in Stockton, Calif., where a deranged gunman used an AK-47 to fire 106 rounds of ammunition into 35 elementary school children and teachers in less than two minutes. Gone forever was the notion, a beloved talking point of gun extremists, that assault weapons are really the same as hunting rifles. The nation was outraged. And in 1994, after... (

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7 August 2004

Washington Post

Americans may have a love affair with guns, but we are surprisingly squeamish about the sight of them in public. When a group of gun lovers wore their pieces openly in a Virginia restaurant last month, police were summoned. Surely it must be illegal. But it wasn't. The impulse to arrest them, even if contrary to state law, says a lot about our basic feelings toward such things. Guns, in public, make us uncomfortable. Especially big ones. People with ominous-looking,... (

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7 August 2004

Knight Ridder / Tribune (USA)

WASHINGTON — America's most intense gun control debate in a decade is simmering with the approaching expiration of a 10-year ban on assault weapons. Unless Congress extends it, the ban will expire Sept. 13. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) has indicated that he is unlikely to bring it to a vote. President Bush has endorsed an extension of the ban, but he is not pushing Congress to act. A 10-year federal ban on assault weapons is soon to expire. The National... (

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