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  1. Guns for hire

    Posted Aug 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and you can be a Green Beret, Navy Seal or SWAT team member. Safety measures include eye protection and gun control- the guns must be Combat Games approved and may only be discharged at people ... Andrea Chasanow In the beautiful countryside of Sai Kung, you can pick up a gun and try your hand at organised- symbolic- killing. Hailed as Hong Kong's premier Airsoft skirmish site, ...

  2. 607 days to go

    Posted Dec 10th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... this week tightened its gun control laws- including 'ammunition, explosives and radioactive materials'- as it turned further the security screws for the 2008 Olympics. Aside from the eerie ... set her gun sights on the Doha bullseyes and squeezed the trigger to fire home three golds and one silver medal at the Asian Games, little did she realise that back in the motherland ...

  3. Loss of innocents

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Lauren Crothers

    ... at Dunblane,' said one British MP in the House of Lords. Despite the ongoing wrangle over gun controls, the quiet city of Dunblane is striving to overcome its stigma. In a memorial garden there, ... that Hamilton first shot at several of the teachers: 'Hamilton then turned his guns on the frightened children and shot at them as they tried to scramble to safety under chairs and inside closets. ...

  4. America's gun warfare

    Posted Apr 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... many guns in the country, the issue of gun control is a hot potato which politicians approach at their peril. The National Rifle Association (NRA)- membership 4.3 million, each paying US$35 ... the concept of gun control is almost heretical- the NRA has closely aligned itself with the party. Acting in concert with it, the lobby group has figuratively shot down scores of gun-control ...

  5. Stock markets jump the gun as starter misfires over rates puzzle

    Posted Jan 09th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... on the starter's gun. I have only one difficulty with treating it as the end of a period of rapidly rising interest rates. I cannot find that period of rapidly rising interest rates. OK, that is putting ... In fact, I think it may have been a little disingenuous on Mr Greenspan's part to give the impression that US interest rates continue to be tightly controlled by the Fed in line with sound ...

  6. Growing illegal gun industry targeted in crackdown

    Posted Jun 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... gun-making industry is growing more sophisticated. Announcing a four-month nationwide crackdown yesterday, Ministry of Public Security spokesman Wu Heping said: 'At present, the security situation concerning explosives, guns and ammunition is still not [looking] optimistic. Explosives and gun-related [criminal] cases continue to occur frequently in some parts of the country, posing ...

  7. Small guns deployed to fight air pollution

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Small- and medium-sized enterprises are being targeted in a voluntary scheme to control the amount of pollutants expelled by local businesses. The Clean Air Charter, initiated last year by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, has, to date, attracted nearly 300 companies. Signatories and chambers of commerce are due to meet today to hammer out how best to put ...

  8. Putin fires starting gun on two-horse race to be his successor

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Fred Weir

    ... the birth rate. That odd bit of political theatre may have been the starting gun for a race between Kremlin insiders to win the mantle of Mr Putin's heir apparent, a contest that seems likely ... state control, independent civil society groups cowed and electoral laws changed to favour the huge, pro-Kremlin United Russia party. 'In Russia, we play at democracy, but we don't do ...

  9. Beijing attacked over arms exports

    Posted Jun 12th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Hong Kong to interview former crewmen of the vessel prosecutors said was used to smuggle the weapons. Amnesty International's arms control researcher, Helen Hughes, who assisted ... Liberation Army and arms companies still existed. China's manufacture, use and suspected export of police and security equipment, including stun guns, shock batons and prisoner restraints also ...

  10. The day Australia lost itsinnocence

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Ed Johnson

    ... Ed Johnson in Sydney Ten years after he committed Australia's worst mass murder, Martin Bryant is still seared on the nation's psyche, his very name prompting a wave of revulsion. On April 28, 1996, he shot dead 35 people in the island state of ...




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