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Gun Policy News, 19 December 2004


19 December 2004

Naples Daily News (Florida)

The next time you drive to the grocery store, church or the beach, assume that the guy next to you may have a gun in his car. So, too, might the sprightly mother of three in the minivan at the corner — and she brought her family here on vacation. Collier County sheriff's deputies estimate that one in every three cars they stop on the interstate have guns somewhere inside, said Capt. Michael Hedberg, the Sheriff's Office attorney. And that number could soon spike,... (

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19 December 2004

State (South Carolina)

Nearly 300 guns were taken off Columbia's streets Saturday as part of Gun Amnesty Day, the first the city has hosted in a decade. People lined up in the parking lot of Capital City Stadium to turn in weapons — no questions asked — in exchange for cash. Columbia Police Chief Dean Crisp said many gun owners are starting to re-evaluate whether their weapons are more trouble than they're worth. "We're for responsible ownership of guns, but what we're seeing here is... (

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19 December 2004

Edmonton Sun (Alberta)

Most of Edmonton's crime guns come from domestic sources — break-ins and black-market sales — and not from cross-border smuggling, says the city cop in charge of tracing outlaw firearms. "I'd say a small percentage of our crime guns got here by being smuggled up from the U.S. — maybe 10% to 20%," said Det. Rick Buckley, the Edmonton Police Service officer attached to the National Weapons Enforcement Support Team (NWEST). "The rest are all domestic. Some of... (

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19 December 2004

Associated Press

ALBANY, New York — Thousands of toy guns have been pulled from the shelves of costume shops across the state as part of a settlement between the New York attorney general's office and two national wholesalers. Attorney General Eliot Spitzer had accused the wholesalers of distributing more than 12,000 toy guns in 2001 in violation of a state law that previously applied only to retailers. Most of the wholesalers dealt with costume and novelty shops. The state law bans... (

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