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Gun Policy News, 6 December 2004


6 December 2004

BBC News

An anti-gun video featuring a north Wales boy who was accidentally shot dead with an airgun has been launched in London on Monday. Jayne Atkinson, from Mold, became a campaigner for the Gun Control Network after her son, George, 13, died. She met Home Secretary David Blunkett at the launch of the video, which shows images of George days before his death in 1999. She also explains how losing her son has devastated the family. The video — Watching Over Me — is... (

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6 December 2004

News24 (South Africa)

JAKARTA — Indonesian police have swooped on a businessman in Jakarta for importing children's toy guns which they say could be used for crimes, a report said on Monday. The man was arrested after customs officials found a cargo of what they originally described as semi-automatic combat air pistols, but which police later found were toys, the Detikcom news website said. Jakarta Police detective chief Mathius Salempang said officers nevertheless decided to charge... (

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6 December 2004

Press Association (UK)

Detectives today warned that one of the world's deadliest guns was in the hands of British criminals after a man was jailed for storing one of the 750 round-a-minute weapons. It is feared that gangs could be importing the Croatian-made Agram 2000 sub-machine gun, originally used by troops and militia in the war in the former Yugoslavia. Mark Lee, 22, of Islington, north London, was today sentenced to five years' imprisonment after admitting he was in possession of one... (

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6 December 2004

St Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri), Opinion

The fight over whether employees should have access to firearms at work seems destined for a tortuous journey through the courts. Meanwhile, many companies have banned, even in parking lots, weapons owned by employees who have concealed weapons permits. As one might expect, tempers can get hot over this issue. As Dan Consalvo, security chief for State Farm Insurance's corporate office in Bloomington, Ill., put it, "People get intimidated even when other people... (

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6 December 2004

Globe & Mail (Toronto)

End runaway costs, Liberal MP urges in plan that may test minority situation OTTAWA — A group of Liberal backbenchers has the Martin minority government on tenterhooks over their plans to vote this week to scrap the controversial $1-billion gun registry. Sarnia Liberal MP Roger Gallaway, who is leading the charge, has served notice to the Speaker of the House of Commons that he wants a separate vote on the funding for the National Firearms Program when the House... (

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6 December 2004

Canadian Press

OTTAWA — The much-maligned gun registry will survive an attempt to strike it down in the Commons later this week, sources from all major federal parties predicted Monday. Those predictions came on the same day as top federal officials cringed at the timing of a dissident Liberal MP's plan to engineer the program's demise. The massacre of 14 women at Montreal's Ecole polytechnique exactly 15 years ago on Dec. 6, 1989, should give pause to critics of the gun-control... (

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