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Gun Policy News, 12 April 2002

Estados Unidos

12 April 2002

Chicago Tribune

WASHINGTON — The Bush administration is again squaring off against congressional investigators over access to government records this time involving a controversial proposal that could make it easier for criminals to buy weapons illegally, according to a report released Thursday. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft wants to begin having the FBI destroy records of all gun sales within 24 hours of a purchase instead of the current 90-day standard. But a preliminary review by the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

12 April 2002

Denver Post (Colorado), Editorial

We wonder what the state House was thinking when it passed a privacy bill that will make it more difficult for the public to obtain the names of people who hold concealed-handgun permits. In approving House Bill 1147 by Rep. Mark Cloer, R-Colorado Springs, on Wednesday, the House reversed changes made only Tuesday to define concealed-weapons permits as criminal-justice records, but giving sheriffs, chiefs of police or public safety managers discretion to withhold them,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

12 April 2002

Dallas Morning News (Texas)

WASHINGTON — Attorney General John Ashcroft's plan for next-day destruction of gun background check records could impair law enforcement's ability to keep firearms out of the hands of prohibited purchasers, congressional investigators say. The General Accounting Office said destruction of the records after one business day would prevent law enforcement from identifying gun buyers who were wrongly approved initially but later determined to be ineligible. Gun control... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

12 April 2002


WASHINGTON — Seeking to put new pressure on the Bush administration and Congress, U.S. airline pilots have launched a grass-roots petition to carry guns in the cockpit to increase security after the September 11 attacks. Unions representing 120,000 commercial pilots are collecting signatures on their websites from pilots and the public to bolster their argument that the best way to protect the cockpit from unwanted intrusion is to allow them to carry guns. Polls... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

12 April 2002

Washington Post

Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) yesterday called on the Justice Department to withdraw a proposal that would sharply reduce the length of time that gun transaction records are kept. Durbin claimed that shortening the time from 90 days to 24 hours would have a serious negative effect on keeping guns out of the hands of felons and terrorists. In a letter to Attorney General John D. Ashcroft, Durbin said that a preliminary examination of National Instant Check System... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

12 April 2002

Connecticut Press, Opinion

It's a common, almost laughable mistake. You put something on top of your car a coffee cup, a bag as you're fumbling for your keys. Suddenly, you realize you forgot something in the house, and in your rush to move on, you forget what you left on the car and drive off. Not such a big deal. But, what happens if you happen to be one of the state's highest-ranked police officers and you drove off without your gun and badge? That's what happened last Saturday to Lt. Col.... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

12 April 2002

Oregonian (Portland)

In what appears to be a national first, a Portland gun group is offering free handgun training to any battered woman who wants it a defensive strike against homicidal men and what it sees as a growing push for gun control in Oregon. Thomas Lee Anderson, a former community college philosophy professor who founded the Portland Firearms Training Team, says at least a half-dozen women have signed up for the daylong class, designed to teach even a tiny woman with shaking... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido,Escocia

12 April 2002

Edinburgh Evening News (Scotland)

Guns and crack cocaine have been seized by police in Edinburgh in a series of raids on suspected drug dealers. An air-rifle illegally adapted to fire bullets and two high-powered air guns capable of killing were found by officers who swooped on six city homes last night. Police said they believed the weapons had been bought as protection from other city dealers, and that officers were seeing a growing trend for the use of firearms in the drugs trade, particularly in... (GunPolicy.org)

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12 April 2002

Philippine Star

Customs authorities at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) held yesterday a shipment of high-powered Heckler and Kock firearms from Great Britain for failure of a Makati-based importing company to present the required permit from the Firearms and Explosives Division of the Philippine National Police. Although Tri-Mark Ventures has a license to import firearms and ammunition, NAIA Customs District Collector Celso Templo said that the company did not have a... (GunPolicy.org)

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12 April 2002

International Herald Tribune

DARRA ADAM KHEL, Pakistan — Anyone made jumpy by sharp bursts of automatic rifle fire would be well advised not to come here. There is no war, but this is a one-industry town: guns. Small boys assemble cartridges; their brothers operate drill presses; their fathers file away on stocks. More than 3,000 father-and-son operations, manufacturing, trading and selling weapons from their box-like open-front shops, stand one after another along the main drag, and the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

12 April 2002

Associated Press

DOVER TOWNSHIP, New Jersey — Dominick Galliano was found innocent in court of molesting a young neighbor he was baby-sitting. But he was not cleared in the mind of her father. Edward Lutes Jr. bragged to neighbors that he beat up Galliano. He posted fliers calling Galliano a pedophile. And he installed a spotlight in his yard with an overlay that spelled out: Every Dad has his day. Lutes, a police officer whose marksmanship placed him on the county SWAT team, shot... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

12 April 2002

Boston Herald

Boston police Capt. William Broderick will not be charged with any crime for firing his department-issue .40-caliber Glock during a confrontation with a vanload of civilian investigators from the Suffolk County DA's office, authorities confirmed yesterday. Middlesex County District Attorney Martha Coakley, whose office investigated the Feb. 20 police shooting along with state police, found insufficient evidence to lodge criminal charges against either the 24-year... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

12 April 2002


Carlson vs. Begala: The right to bear arms Armed and dangerous? Or just protection? Hosts Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala go one-on-one over an Ohio appeals court's decision to repeal the state's law against carrying a concealed weapon. CARLSON: An appeals court in Ohio has decided, thankfully, that that state's law against carrying concealed weapons is unconstitutional against that state's constitution. This challenge was brought, by among other people, a private... (GunPolicy.org)

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