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Gun Policy News, 16 January 2000

Estados Unidos

16 January 2000

Denver Rocky Mountain News (Colorado)

Every three days in Colorado, someone with a homicide arrest on a rap sheet tries to buy a gun from a licensed dealer. Consider the entire range of people banned from gun ownership, and the number of blocked gun sales leaps to more than 30 per day — 4,975 people since August, when the state took over criminal background checks, according to statistics provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office. The Brady Law stops the gun purchases. But most illegal buyers are never... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido

16 January 2000

Sunday Times (UK)

Up to 3 million illegal guns are in circulation in Britain, leading to a rise in drive-by shootings and gangland-style executions, new figures have revealed. Police are concerned that the amnesty after the massacre of schoolchildren in Dunblane in 1996, which led to 200,000 weapons being handed in, has failed to dent the underworld's supply of pistols and revolvers. Criminals have maintained a steady flow of smuggled guns from eastern Europe, exhibition weapons... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sudáfrica

16 January 2000

Deseret Morning News (Utah)

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nothing was unusual about Wednesday's 4:15 p.m. bus from Pretoria to Mamelodi until a white man climbed on and, instead of handing his fare to the waiting driver, drew a gun. He glanced calmly at the 50 or so passengers, most of them black commuters heading home, and began pumping bullets into them without saying a word. He vanished as swiftly as he had attacked, zooming away on a motorcycle as the bus driver and two passengers lay dying,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

16 January 2000

Los Angeles Times

In the 30 minutes it takes you to peruse the newspaper this morning, two Americans will be killed and another 20 injured by gunfire. The shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., and the day-care center in Granada Hills highlight this carnage. People across our state and throughout our country are calling for action to reduce these and other tragic incidents. The state Legislature and the governor listened to the people and passed landmark measures last... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

16 January 2000

Los Angeles Times

Gov. Gray Davis says he's not interested in new gun laws right now, preferring to wait and see how the measures he signed last year work. Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer, who in his election campaign promised to seek tougher assault gun laws, says he will remain neutral on any efforts for further gun laws. What gives? By signing six major gun control laws last year, Davis made a strong and courageous statement about the need to curb firearms and associated crime. California... (GunPolicy.org)

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