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Gun Policy News, 19 April 2002

Estados Unidos

19 April 2002

Waco TribuneHerald (Texas)

The parents of a 12-year-old boy who was killed accidentally by his best friend earlier this year have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the owner of the home in which he was shot. Darla Torres and Ralph Lujan, the parents of Devin Lujan, are seeking unspecified damages from Lorine Kelly in their lawsuit, which was filed this week in Waco's 170th State District Court. Kelly is the grandmother of the 11-year-old boy who shot Devin Lujan, his friend and classmate... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

19 April 2002

Sydney Morning Herald

The Federal Government yesterday unveiled a plan to stop the spread of American-style handgun ownership following a spate of shootings in Sydney over the past week. The laws, proposed by the Federal Government's National Firearms Trafficking Policy Agreement, promise to crack down on the illegal possession, manufacture and supply of guns, if adopted by state and territory governments. Under the existing licensing systems, only police officers, defence personnel and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

19 April 2002

Advocate (Louisiana)

The nation's gun lobby will ask the state Ethics Board whether new limits on federally generated campaign contributions will stop it from helping state candidate campaigns. It's unclear to us, National Rifle Association lobbyist Tara Mica said Thursday. At issue is a soon-to-be signed change in the law that bans congressmen from transferring federal campaign contributions to state election accounts. The legislation surfaced after U.S. Rep. David Vitter, R-Metairie,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

19 April 2002

Chicago Sun-Times

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday struck down part of a law that adds 15 years to a prison term for having a concealed gun during a robbery because its punishment was greater than a more serious crime. The problem with the law was that the additional years made the penalty for having, but not using, a gun during a robbery, more severe than armed violence predicated upon aggravated robbery, where offenders let their victims know that they have a gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

19 April 2002

Courier-Journal (Kentucky), Editorial

The Alice-in-Wonderland quality of the Kentucky General Assembly's attitude about guns never has been more apparent. In the middle of its 2002 session, six people were indicted in a scheme to hand out concealed-carry permits without the required training and proficiency tests. The state had to question 3,000 permit-holders who might have been part of the scandal. Among them were judges, prosecutors, lawyers and doctors, none of whose names have been made public none... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

19 April 2002

New Zealand Herald

The Australian Government is pushing a new crackdown on firearms after a spate of shootings in Sydney, rising alarm over illegal handguns and broader concerns following the September 11 terror attacks. Justice Minister Senator Chris Ellison will put a national firearms trafficking policy to the states at a conference of Australian and New Zealand police ministers in Darwin next month in a bid to clamp down on the spread of illegal weapons. The plan includes measures... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

19 April 2002

Associated Press

BOSTON — Ballistic "finger- printing," firearms surrender programs and mandatory safety lessons for owners of concealed weapons were some of the ideas discussed by New England lawmakers hoping to curb gun violence. Lawmakers and advocates from Maine and four other New England states met Wednesday at the Statehouse in Massachusetts, home of one of the nation's toughest gun control laws, to map out strategies to prevent gun-related injuries. While crime declined in the... (GunPolicy.org)

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