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Gun Policy News, 8 January 2001

Reino Unido

8 January 2001

Guardian (UK)

A network of unlicensed gun dealers are charging black gang members £250 for the loan of a weapon and demanding double the fee if someone is shot, it emerged yesterday. It is believed that a small number of dealers can be linked to almost all so-called Yardie-style killings which are blighting inner city areas in London, the west Midlands and Manchester. Detectives in some of the areas worst hit by the violence are to concentrate much of their efforts this year in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

8 January 2001

Boston Herald

Reacting to the Wakefield office rampage that left seven workers dead, a state senator wants to close a loophole in the Bay State's gun laws that she says allows mentally ill applicants to receive gun permits. If accused mass murderer Michael M. McDermott — who was reportedly hospitalized three times for psychiatric problems — were to apply for a gun permit under current regulations, he would likely pass the state's mental health background check, according to Sen.... (GunPolicy.org)

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Naciones Unidas

8 January 2001


UNITED NATIONS — Human rights and anti-gun groups accused the major world powers on Monday of trying to gut a U.N. conference on small arms trafficking by targeting only illegal sales while ignoring legal arms deals. The groups urged the conference, scheduled for July, to adopt a global system of controls on government and commercial trade in small arms as well as the illegal weapons trade. But they predicted the meeting would fall short of that goal because some... (GunPolicy.org)

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Naciones Unidas

8 January 2001

Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS, New York — Human Rights Watch expressed doubt Monday that an upcoming U.N. conference on tackling the deadly trade in small arms would accomplish much, saying countries that export the guns have every reason to ensure it fails. Already, U.N. members have limited the scope of the July conference to the "illicit" trade in light weapons, ignoring calls from human rights organizations and other grassroots groups to address the legal trade as well, said... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

8 January 2001

Los Angeles Times, Editorial

With major federal legislation unlikely in the Bush administration, responsibility falls on Sacramento. After years of kid-glove treatment by state law enforcement officials, the new year should bring a new, harder-line attitude toward owners of unregistered assault guns and renewed action in Sacramento to control gun violence, starting with a clear signal of support from Gov. Gray Davis. With George W. Bush in the White House, the prospects for new federal gun curbs... (GunPolicy.org)

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