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Gun Policy News, 5 April 2002

Australia

5 April 2002

Daily Telegraph (Sydney)

Know the right person, have the right cash and you can buy an illegal handgun in suburban Sydney in less than an hour. At a certain hotel in the city's west, three separate locations around Cabramatta, another business in Bankstown and on the streets of Kings Cross hundreds of handguns are bought and sold daily. For about $2000, a person can readily buy a gun like the .38 calibre Smith and Wesson allegedly used in the shooting of Constable Glenn McEnallay. Police... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

5 April 2002

Denver Post (Colorado)

Those who are fighting concealed-weapons legislation launched a major offensive Thursday at the state Capitol, saying the measure would lead to a proliferation of hidden guns. Officials from the Colorado PTA and Interfaith Alliance, along with Tom Mauser, father of slain Columbine student Daniel Mauser, and more than a dozen other citizens and lawmakers joined to oppose the measure at a statehouse news conference. There's just so much wrong with it, Mauser said. We're... (GunPolicy.org)

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Uganda

5 April 2002

New Vision (Kampala)

The foothills of Morulinga in Moroto district were not exactly your dream Easter holiday resort. The heat was scorching and the dust blinding, leaving one with a hurting sight, pale skin and endless thirst. That President Yoweri Museveni and First Lady Janet spent their Easter here told a lot about the President's work method: he goes the extra mile to be with the ordinary folks. The Karimojong neighbours of the President at Morulinga, trapped in their ancient... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

5 April 2002

Australian (Sydney)

Recent evidence showed guns were falling into the hands of young gang members, police said today. However, Firearms Trafficking Branch head Detective Superintendent Helen Begg said she believed police were winning the battle to control the number of illegal handguns on NSW streets. I m not saying no more should be done, but I think we're working as hard as we can at the present time, Det Supt Begg told reporters. Crime Scene Operations Superintendent Phil Slogel said... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

5 April 2002

Rocky Mountain News (Colorado)

Opponents of the concealed weapons permitting legislation that gets its first hearing today showed up at the Capitol on Thursday pointing out it doesn't ban guns in stadiums, bars and preschools. It was a pre-emptive strike by gun-control advocates against the fragile compromise some legislators are trying to hold together that creates a statewide standard for how concealed weapons permits are issued. This bill is not a compromise. It is a gun lobby wish list, said... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

5 April 2002

Fox News (USA)

LOS ANGELES, California — For lawmakers on the West Coast, the sound of gunfire may as well be money in the bank since a Democratic legislator has proposed a tax on bullet sales. Emergency rooms and trauma centers across the country are facing budget crunches, and state Sen. Don Perata said the tax on bullets would make up for the cost of treating injuries from gunshot wounds. In a six-shooter, that means another 30 cents per chamber. At five cents a bullet, times... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afganistán

5 April 2002

Associated Press

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — For God's sake, leave me! shouted Mehmood, an auto parts salesman, when two men with AK-47 assault rifles accosted him outside a mosque in a garbage-lined alley. Mehmood spoke his last words at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to witnesses. They say he then tried to snatch the gun of one assailant, whose partner stepped up and shot him in the back. The gunmen fled, and Mehmood died in the dirt, the victim of an apparent robbery attempt. On... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

5 April 2002

Daily Telegraph (Sydney)

Know the right person, have the right cash and you can buy an illegal handgun in suburban Sydney in less than an hour. At a certain hotel in the city's west, three separate locations around Cabramatta, another business in Bankstown and on the streets of Kings Cross hundreds of handguns are bought and sold daily. For about $2000, a person can readily buy a gun like the .38 calibre Smith and Wesson allegedly used in the shooting of Constable Glenn McEnallay. Police... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

5 April 2002

Louisville Courier-Journal (Kentucky)

LEXINGTON, Kentucky — Fugitive militia leader Charlie Puckett turned himself in yesterday, three weeks after ditching his home- incarceration ankle bracelet and fleeing while facing federal firearms charges. Puckett, commander of the Kentucky State Militia, was ordered held without bond. His attorney, Gatewood Galbraith, said he wasn't sure why Puckett fled but suspects a threatening note Puckett received. Earlier, Galbraith had said Puckett might have been... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

5 April 2002

Denver Post (Colorado), Opinion

In recent months, Democratic Party leaders have struggled to overcome what they contend is a negative stereotype, created by the GOP, that paints all Democrats as gun-control extremists. Having worked with many Democrats over the years, we can say for the record that not all members of the party are extremists on the gun issue — just their leaders. So long as the party elevates the likes of Charles Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, Ted Kennedy, Dick Gephardt, Joe Biden,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

5 April 2002

Denver Post (Colorado), Opinion

For the third time this session, a bill is before the legislature that is designed to make it easier for concealed handguns to be carried in public. With it comes a lot less safety and security than the vast majority of Colorado citizens want. The claim that there are neither standards nor guidelines for the issuance of concealed-carry permits is false. In fact, there are existing standards that make sense and should not be changed. The law, as it currently stands,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

5 April 2002

Los Angeles Times

An appeals court has cleared the way for a civil suit to proceed against two Claremont police officers who killed an 18-year-old man three years ago. Tracy Lee sued the city and the officers who shot her son, Irvin Landrum Jr., during a traffic stop. The mother of one of Landrum's two daughters joined in the wrongful-death suit. In a ruling made public Thursday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found enough inconsistencies in the case to... (GunPolicy.org)

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