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Gun Policy News, 28 August 2001

Macedonia

28 August 2001

Associated Press

BRODEC, Macedonia — Submachine guns slung over their shoulders, hundreds of rebels left their hideouts Tuesday and streamed toward a former mountain stronghold to surrender their weapons to NATO, in an operation meant to contribute to permanent peace in Macedonia. On the second day of their arms collecting mission, NATO officers at Brodec, just northeast of the ethnically tense northern city of Tetovo, described the insurgents as complying with terms of their... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

28 August 2001

San Francisco Chronicle

With homicides on the rise in their city, Oakland officials said yesterday that they are asking for help from an unusual ally-the National Rifle Association-to promote federal prosecution of gun offenses. Although the partnership has drawn criticism, police and city leaders said the proposal makes sense: The NRA wants illegal guns off the street and so does Oakland, where the homicide toll reached 61 this year after two men were shot and killed Sunday night. If... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

28 August 2001

Associated Press

PONTIAC, Michigan — Oakland County Commissioners are moving to select someone to fill a seat on the gun board. The vacancy was created when Oakland County Prosecutor David Gorcyca resigned in protest of a new law that makes it easier to carry a concealed weapon. Commissioners interviewed five candidates Monday but did not select someone because state law requires gun board candidates to be certified firearms instructors. They were unsure what constitutes... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

28 August 2001

Sacramento Bee (California)

SACRAMENTO — After eight years of declining crime rates in California, figures released Tuesday showed a slight increase in crime in the state. The state Department of Justice report, which echoed preliminary statistics released by Attorney General Bill Lockyer earlier this year, found a slight increase in overall crime but a decrease in some property crimes. From 1999 to 2000, the California Crime Index overall increased from 1,763.3 crimes per 100,000 population... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

28 August 2001

Philadelphia Inquirer

Attorney General John Ashcroft yesterday told a national gathering of representatives of the 10-year-old Weed and Seed program that he would urge prosecutors to target gun crimes in troubled participating neighborhoods. "We must continue our efforts so that no individual faces the daily threat of becoming a victim of violent crime," Ashcroft told a crowd of about 1,800 at the Philadelphia Marriott in Center City. "We must work so that no child is raised in a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

28 August 2001

Join Together Online gun violence web site (Boston)

Although the number of murders in U.S. schools has declined over the past seven years, a new study shows that the rate of multiple-victim homicides has increased, UPI reported Aug. 25. The study, conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), analyzed data pertaining to school-associated deaths between the years of 1992 and 1999. "Violence in schools leading to homicide is relatively rare," said W. Rodney Hammond, director of violence prevention at... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

28 August 2001

Reuters

WASHINGTON — Students at the biggest risk of opening fire at school are likely to be friendless boys, aged 16-18, with easy access to guns and who are seeking revenge for bullying, according to a student survey released on Tuesday. The survey of 2,017 students in grades 7-12 nationwide, looked at what teen-agers thought about school shootings, who was most likely to commit them and whether they ever felt driven to shoot other students themselves. "We found students... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

28 August 2001

Los Angeles Times, Editorial

An important bill requiring handgun buyers to prove they can safely handle such weapons would be poised to pass the state Legislature were it not for one thing: Gov. Gray Davis declines to say whether he would sign it. The governor's silence could well shoot down the measure. Davis must secretly hope that the legislation will be defeated, sparing him the tough choice between provoking the National Rifle Assn., which spends freely to defeatagainst candidates it... (GunPolicy.org)

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