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Re: E-M:/ "Bullets over the Bay?" in Bay City Times



I think the sleeper paragraph in the piece is:


"Pollack said the zones are being established because an international treaty between the United States and Canada had previously restricted live gunfire training, and Coast Guard personnel had to be certified with weapons on waterways outside the lakes. 

A diplomatic compromise has since been worked out, he said."

Is this another Bush Administration abrogation of an international treaty ?

 







At 05:49 PM 08/24/2006, Anne Woiwode wrote:
>Jeff Kart of the Bay City Times reports on the Coast Guard?s proposed free fire zones currently under consideration and out for comment:
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>Bullets over the bay? 
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>Zones being proposed to allow training exercises in Lake Huron 
>Thursday, August 24, 2006 
>By JEFF KART
>TIMES WRITER 
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>If you hear machine guns on the Saginaw Bay, the sound may be coming from the U.S. Coast Guard. 
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>The agency, part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is proposing to create 26 ''safety zones'' throughout the Great Lakes, including six in Lake Huron. 
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>The closest two to the bay would be east of Tawas City and north of Port Hope in the Thumb. 
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