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Gun Policy News, 21 March 2000

Estados Unidos

21 March 2000

Denver Post (Colorado)

A leading gun manufacturer is weighing whether to follow Smith & Wesson's lead by agreeing to change its business practices in exchange for liability protection. Paul Jannuzzo, vice president and general counsel for Glock Inc., expects the Austrianowned company to decide "probably within weeks" whether to fight or settle the lawsuits it faces. But "we have not come to that conclusion ourselves yet," he said. Glock's U.S. unit, based in Georgia, ranks among the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

21 March 2000

Los Angeles Times, Editorial

Two things are clear in Smith & Wesson's agreement last Friday to a wide array of handgun restrictions. The action by one of the nation's oldest and largest handgun makers should be broadly applauded and quickly emulated. But, make no mistake, it was bottom-line fears stemming from pending lawsuits-not a change of heart-that led the company to take this step. Lawsuits that pose the threat of millions of dollars in liability have a way of getting businesses to act... (GunPolicy.org)

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Francia

21 March 2000

Guardian (UK)

The French parliament has sent a fact-finding mission to Britain to gauge the success of gun control measures introduced after the Dunblane massacre because a shocking report suggests that as many as 20m firearms may be in circulation in the country. According to new figures from the interior ministry, more than a fifth of all French households now possess at least one firearm. The probability of murder or manslaughter in such homes is four times higher than the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

21 March 2000

New York Times, Opinion

I find it hard to believe that my current hunting buddies and I have found a natural mouthpiece for our interests in the person of Wayne LaPierre and the National Rifle Association. For one thing, we have virtually no use for assault weapons when we're out there hunting pheasants and ducks and deer. These animals aren't that dangerous. For another thing, when we're sitting around the campfire we never speak in the tumid rhetoric of armageddon and violent conflict which... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

21 March 2000

Denver Rocky Mountain News (Colorado)

Colorado lawmakers put some bite back into a bill Monday directed at stopping "straw purchasers" who buy guns illegally for former felons or children under 18. With support from the state's district attorneys and sheriffs, the Senate Judiciary Committee amended HB 1214 to make it easier to prosecute anyone who provides a gun to a person whom they "reasonably should know" is ineligible to have a weapon. Under the bill as it first emerged, prosecutors would be forced to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

21 March 2000

ABC News (Australia)

Acting Federal Justice Minister Daryl Williams says a new advertising campaign by the American gun lobby is offensive. The latest ads by the US National Rifle Association claim home invasions and other crime is rife in Australia because of gun controls. The ads target South Australia and argue that crime figures in the state have jumped by 21 per cent. Mr Williams says the campaign is simply misleading. "One gets somewhat outraged when an organisation based in the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

21 March 2000

Washington Post

Despite escalating signals of alarm among Republican lawmakers about the National Rifle Association's incendiary denunciations of President Clinton, NRA activists said they are emboldened by recent polls that show that the group's focus on the need to crack down on gun-wielding criminals is a winning political issue. Several recent polls by conservative organizations and the GOP show that a majority of voters respond more favorably to arguments promoting strict... (GunPolicy.org)

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Francia

21 March 2000

United Press International

PARIS — As a result of rising gun-related crimes, France will begin examining how other nations address gun control. French Interior Minister Jean-Pierre Chevenment said he plans to assemble a special committee to look at the impact of various gun-control laws in other key nations. Statistics show that more than 20 percent of French households have at least one firearm. In addition, half of the estimated 1,000 murders committed each year in France involve... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

21 March 2000

Reuters

MIAMI — A three-year-old Miami girl died after she apparently shot herself with a gun she found in her home, police said Friday. Police said the father of Alisha Jackson told them she shot herself with a pistol she found in the house Thursday evening. An investigation was underway and the death had not yet been classified, police spokeswoman Nelda Fonticiella said. As many as 20 children under the age of five die every year in the United States from unintentional... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

21 March 2000

Reuters

CANBERRA — Australia's government expressed outrage on Wednesday at a U.S. gun lobby's Internet membership campaign, saying it wrongly claimed crime had risen in Australia despite tough national gun laws. Australia's acting justice minister Daryl Williams said the National Rifle Association (NRA) Web site was offensive and called for the NRA to remove misleading data. "I find it quite offensive that NRA is using very successful gun reform laws introduced in 1996 as... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

21 March 2000

Associated Press

MOUNT MORRIS TOWNSHIP, Michigan — A woman whose 6-year-old son is accused of fatally shooting a first-grade classmate has vivid memories of asking her son about that terrible day. "He was like, 'I shot a little girl' and I started crying, then he was like, 'well, Mama I didn't mean to,' then he started crying, so we were both crying standing in the hallway just crying," Tamarla Owens said. Later, she asked him again. "I didn't mean to shoot her, Mama. I didn't mean... (GunPolicy.org)

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