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Gun Policy News, 31 August 2004


31 August 2004

Financial Express (Dhaka), Opinion

Violence is now the order of the day. And it is not only in Bangladesh that violence has torn the whole society asunder. The entire world has turned violent. Though the seat of violence is the human mind, the wrath of individuals or groups finds its expression through such objects as can deliver the intended intensity of the fury in the form of destructive physical force. With the development of man's knowledge, his ability to deliver his wrath with deadlier force and... (

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31 August 2004

Hull Daily Mail (UK)

Out-of-town criminals have been told by police: "Keep away from our city". The court heard that although Ahmed was from Hull, his accomplices were from Liverpool. DC Ian Spain, who investigated the robbery, has now appealed directly to other gangs by saying: "Don't bring your firearms into our city." Although the three other robbers have so far escaped justice, DC Spain said their enquiries are continuing, and he is hopeful of bringing them to justice. And he... (

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31 August 2004

Taipei Times (Taiwan)

The results of a report recently released by US forensic expert Henry Lee on the March 19th election-eve attack on President Chen Shui-bian and Vice President Annette Lu affirms the direction of police investigations into the case and narrows search boundaries, local officials said yesterday. While commenting on the results of the report yesterday afternoon, officials refuted Lee's comments on Saturday that the shooting could not have been politically motivated and... (

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31 August 2004

Arizona Daily Star (Tucson)

Tucson attorney Sandra Froman, 55, is first vice president of the National Rifle Association and will become president of the 4 million-member interest group in April. Her introduction to guns, and eventually the NRA, came after an intruder tried to break into her home some 20 years ago, when she lived in Los Angeles. "I decided I wasn't going to be a victim, so that's when I learned to shoot," she says. Froman earned her law degree from Harvard University and has... (

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31 August 2004

Bloomberg (USA)

Ford Motor Co., the world's second biggest carmaker, has had a television commercial for its Land Rover brand banned by the U.K. communications regulator after it was judged to "normalize" the use of guns. The advertisement, which featured a woman brandishing a gun later revealed to be a starting pistol, breached the Advertising Standards Code and must not be shown again, Ofcom said in an e- mailed statement. The regulator received 348 complaints against the ad, many... (

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31 August 2004

Australian (Sydney)

Images from a leaked police video of the Port Arthur massacre have been placed on the internet by pro-gun campaigners. Supporters of those responsible for posting the images last night defended the action as necessary to expose an alleged police cover-up. Graeme Scurr claims his wife, Wendy, a former worker at the historic Tasmanian site, was given the tape — which was labelled as a police training video — by someone who bought it at a Hobart tip for 10 cents.... (

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Nations Unies

31 August 2004


Global arms sales fell for a third consecutive year in 2003, dropping to $25.6 billion from a peak of $41 billion in 2000 and Asia has overtaken the Middle East as the biggest customer, according to a study released yesterday. The United States and Russia continued to dominate the global arms market, with Washington maintaining its lead in weapons sales with deals valued at more than $14.5 billion, up from $13.6 billion in 2002, the Congressional Research Service... (

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31 August 2004

Daily Nation (Nairobi)

NAIROBI — Armoured cars are to be offered for sale in Kenya's showrooms as gun attacks against motorists increase. Bullet-proof cars will now be available to motorists at between Sh5.2 million and Sh16 million. Only top of the range cars such as Mercedes Benz have hitherto been fitted with the gadgets and they have only been available on order. The vehicles will be brought into the Kenyan market by an American firm — Texas Armouring Corporation (TAC), which... (

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Nations Unies

31 August 2004

Associated Press

The chilling sights and sounds of war fill newspapers and television screens worldwide, but war itself is in decline, peace researchers report. In fact, the number killed in battle has fallen to its lowest point in the post-World War II period, dipping below 20,000 a year by one measure. Peacemaking missions, meantime, are growing in number. "International engagement is blossoming," said American scholar Monty G. Marshall. "There's been an enormous amount of activity... (

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