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Gun Policy News, 30 August 2001

Estados Unidos

30 August 2001

Jersey Journal (New Jersey)

Gun control regulations seem to be working in New Jersey, particularly in Jersey City, according to a national study that appears in the September issue of the journal Injury Prevention. "Our basic message borne from the study is that in cities in states with both licensing and registration of handguns, the firearms buyers and registration of the guns seem to do a better job of keeping guns away from children and violent criminals," said Jon Vernick, co-author of the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

30 August 2001

Associated Press

A former Kent teacher charged with carrying a gun on school grounds was acquitted Wednesday. A Kent Municipal Court jury decided that Renee Rudenick, a former special education teacher at Kent Junior High School, was not aware her boyfriend had placed a gun in her purse as she went to school one morning in February. The woman's boyfriend, Ken Neely, testified that Rudenick's ex-husband once threatened to kill him, Rudenick and her daughter. After the threats,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

30 August 2001

Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON — Laws requiring the licensing and registration of firearms make it much tougher for criminals to get guns and often force them to go out of state to secure weapons, according to a federally funded study that could fuel a gun control debate raging in Sacramento. The study, which will be released today by Johns Hopkins University researchers, found a dramatic difference in how difficult it is for criminals to get their hands on weapons within states that... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

30 August 2001

Courier Press (Michigan)

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Michigan — Ian Kinder teaches his firearms class at a sporting goods store in a Detroit suburb, with a stuffed bear head mounted on the wall above him and camouflage jackets hanging on nearby racks. But Kinder's instructions have nothing to do with hunting or wildlife. The potential targets of his students' skills are strictly human. "You need to ask yourself: Are you capable of using lethal force?" Kinder told his class recently. "Putting a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

30 August 2001

Ottawa Sun (Ontario)

TORONTO — Toronto Police are looking into reports of a ring of illegal gun brokers renting out handguns for up to $100 an hour to criminals and gang members. Undercover officers and street gang insiders said the weapons have their serial numbers removed and are rented by brokers operating from private homes and a few nightclubs. "We have heard of this happening in the past. This is something we investigate," said Det.-Sgt. Harvey Williams, of the force's firearms... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

30 August 2001

Boston Herald

Trying to combat new attacks that he is soft on guns, congressional hopeful Stephen F. Lynch will launch new television ads using a cousin's murder to highlight his personal stake in the issue. Lynch, in an ad filmed last night and set to air on local television starting Friday, said no candidate knows better than he the effects of gun violence. Aides say the cousin's death after being hit with nine shots from a .45-caliber handgun will help Lynch counter misleading... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

30 August 2001

New York Times

States that require the licensing and registration of handguns make it harder for criminals and juveniles to obtain guns in their state, says a study being published today in the journal Injury Prevention by researchers at Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. In states with mandatory licensing and registration, 33 percent of handguns used in crimes came from dealers or gun shows in the state, the study found. By comparison, in states with... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

30 August 2001

Ottawa Citizen (Ontario)

Privacy Commissioner George Radwanski is urging the government to eliminate questions about marital problems, suicide, alcohol abuse and other sensitive personal matters from the screening process for firearms licensing. In a scathing report released yesterday, Mr. Radwanski said the questions are overly intrusive, violate the federal Privacy Act and cannot be justified. The Justice Department has failed to prove that answers to the questions can predict violent... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

30 August 2001

Boston Globe

Most of the guns used in crimes committed in Boston were purchased out of state, suggesting the tough gun laws here are effectively restricting availability of weapons and should be enacted in other states, a new study says. Boston ranked third to last among 25 US cities in the percentage of guns purchased within the state and recovered by police, according to the report by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Gun Policy and Research. While... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

30 August 2001

Detroit Free Press

LANSING — An Ingham County judge declined Wednesday to set legal standards for the implementation of Michigan's new concealed weapons law-standards that gun rights groups feared could make licenses to carry weapons under the law nearly impossible to obtain. Circuit Judge James Giddings told Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III, who filed a challenge to the law, that the issues he raised were for the Legislature to address. Dunnings had asked the court to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

30 August 2001

Los Angeles Times

GLENDALE — The Assembly Appropriations Committee voted Wednesday to pass a bill by state Sen. Jack Scott (D-Glendale) that would require safety devices on semiautomatic handguns. The bill, SB 510, would require the guns to be equipped with chamber load indicators and magazine disconnect mechanisms in order to prevent accidental firearm injuries. "Too many children in California are injured or killed in unintentional shootings," Scott said. "[This is] a product... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

30 August 2001

Boston Globe

A prominent gun control activist yesterday defended state Senator Stephen F. Lynch against an attack ad by one of his rivals for the Democratic nomination for Congress. In a television spot that began airing yesterday, state Senator Cheryl A. Jacques of Needham touts her record on gun control, before cutting to grainy, slow-motion footage of Lynch, and a voice-over calling him a friend of the National Rifle Association who voted against an assault weapons ban in the... (GunPolicy.org)

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