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Gun Policy News, 29 August 2004


29 August 2004

Philadelphia Inquirer

A confidential federal law-enforcement report analyzing the history of 4,852 firearms seized by Philadelphia police in 2003 shows that 175 guns were taken from youths under 18, and that the 9mm semiautomatic pistol remained the gun of choice among city criminals. Prepared by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the report obtained by The Inquirer is a "trace study" of weapons involved in crimes. Much of the data in it was routinely provided to the... (

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29 August 2004


JOS — Nigeria has begun forcible disarmament in violence-torn central Plateau state where ethnic clashes have killed hundreds and prompted President Olusegun Obasanjo to assume emergency powers, a state spokesman said on Sunday. Operation "Cordon and Search" was launched several days ago after a cash for arms voluntary disarmament programme yielded only 200 weapons in the three months since the state of emergency was declared. "The army and police will now conduct... (

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