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Alaska

U.S. Army eases gun registration

HUNTING: Only firearms brought on post now need to be registered.



The Associated Press
Wire

(Published: August 31, 2002)

Fairbanks -- The U.S. Army is backing away from enforcing a rule that hunters have to register their guns with the military before bringing them onto military land.

The Army now says only people who want to bring guns on the main post have to register them.

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