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Gun Policy News, 26 April 2002

Estados Unidos

26 April 2002

Associated Press

A campaign by airline pilots to carry guns in cockpits has gained the support of two key House Republicans despite the opposition of Bush administration officials. House aviation subcommittee chairman John Mica of Florida said he and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Don Young of Alaska would introduce legislation next week to allow trained pilots to carry guns. Some of us feel pretty strongly on the issue of allowing pilots and crews that are... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

26 April 2002

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Georgia)

Emory University has appointed a committee of outside experts to further investigate accusations of research misconduct by history professor Michael Bellesiles. Bellesiles has drawn criticism over his 2000 book, Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture, which argues that guns were more rare in early America than previously thought. Critics, including gun rights advocates and several historians who recently reviewed Bellesiles book in a prominent history... (GunPolicy.org)

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Alemania

26 April 2002

Reuters

ERFURT — A student bent on bloody revenge for being expelled from his school shot dead 14 teachers, two pupils, a police officer and himself Friday in Germany's worst mass murder since World War Two, police said. Armed with a pump-action shotgun and a handgun, the 19-year-old man, masked and clad in black, walked though the Gutenberg high school in the eastern town of Erfurt, blasting away at teachers he found in the corridors and classrooms. The scale of the murder... (GunPolicy.org)

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Alemania

26 April 2002

Associated Press

ERFURT, Germany — A recently expelled student armed with a handgun and a pump-action gun opened fire at his former school Friday, killing 17 people, then shot himself as police commandos closed in, police said. In what was believed to be the worst school shooting ever, police officials said 10 men, five women and two girls were killed before the 19-year-old gunman turned the handgun on himself. Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's office said the dead, apart from the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Alemania

26 April 2002

Associated Press

ERFURT, Germany — An expelled student opened fire inside a school Friday in eastern Germany in a shooting spree that claimed at least 18 lives and wounded at least six others, police said. The 19-year-old former student, who was kicked out of school several weeks ago, was among those killed, who police said were mostly adults but included at least two children. Police commandos conducted a room-to-room search of the building, where at one point during the rampage... (GunPolicy.org)

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Alemania

26 April 2002

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

ERFURT — A student recently expelled from an Erfurt high school went on a shooting rampage at the school on Friday morning, killing 14 school staff members, two students and a policeman before turning the gun on himself, police said. The shooting at Johann Gutenberg Gymnasium in the state of Thuringia was the worst such shooting in history, outstripping even the violence of the April 20, 1999, massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, in which two... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

26 April 2002

Los Angeles Times

Ventura County high schools need more security, including perimeter fences, surveillance cameras and police officers to further reduce the chances of a Columbine-type incident, according to a grand jury report released Thursday. Despite the panel's lengthy and pointed recommendations, several school officials said that turning campuses into prison-like environments would not stop a gunman and sends the wrong message to the community. What's right for one school may... (GunPolicy.org)

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Alemania

26 April 2002

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

They are the kinds of images that we are used to seeing only from the United States. Pictures of schoolchildren who, in frustration, turn to weapons, setting upon their fellow students and teachers with the intent of letting their rage flame and blood flow in dreadful revenge for humiliations, teasing, sometimes just for bad grades. They are images of children and parents in shock, clutching each other and weeping; of dead bodies being carried on stretchers through the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sudáfrica

26 April 2002

South African Press Assocation (SAPA)

PRETORIA — The first firearms registration centre under the new Firearms Control Act has been opened in Pretoria. Gauteng security MEC Nomvula Mokonyane says the centre will serve nine police stations in the Pretoria North region. She said at the launch: Through this facility, we hope to improve our administration process aimed at effectively monitoring firearms circulating in our communities while improving the time necessary to issue licenses. Mokonyane said the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

26 April 2002

USA Today

RENO — The National Rifle Association launches its 131st annual convention here this weekend touting a surge in public support following Sept. 11 and claiming its efforts are on target to expand concealed-gun laws across the USA. The three-day conference, to be attended by more than 40,000 NRA members, promises to be an upbeat patriotic rally full of tributes to Sept. 11 heroes and victims by singers Lee Greenwood, Vince Gill and the Oak Ridge Boys. Executive... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

26 April 2002

Cincinnati Post (Ohio), Editorial

Ohio Senate President Richard Finan said this week that the upper chamber won't act on a pending concealed carry gun bill until the Ohio Supreme Court rules in a Cincinnati case testing the constitutionality of the state's existing ban on hidden weapons. It was a prudent decision, as was Thursday's decision by the Supreme Court to restore the state gun law in Hamilton County until the case is decided. A three-member panel of the appeals court district that takes in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Francia,Suiza,Europa

26 April 2002

Associated Press

LONDON — Recent multiple shootings in France and Switzerland, and the slaying of 17 people in a German school Friday is prompting re-examination of gun laws in Europe, where restrictions are generally tight. European politicians have begun discussions of existing gun laws, and concerned groups in Austria and Britain have called for outright weapons bans. In Germany, two hours after a 19-year-old expelled student began killing teachers and students in Erfurt, the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Alemania

26 April 2002

Reuters

ERFURT, Germany — The shooting in the town of Erfurt came on the same day that the German parliament approved a new bill tightening the country's already strict gun controls. The lower house of the German parliament voted on the new measure hours after Friday's deadly shooting spree but the crime did not figure in the debate as the news had barely emerged. The gunman, a disgruntled student, used a handgun and a pump-action gun in Friday's incident. A national... (GunPolicy.org)

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Alemania

26 April 2002

New York Times

ERFURT, Germany — In a schoolyard shoot-out even more deadly than those in Littleton, Colorado, or Jonesboro, Ark., a recently-expelled student opened fire in his former school here today and killed 18 people including himself. It was one of the worst rampages of its type on record anywhere, the kind of incident that Germans and most other Europeans have considered an overwhelmingly American problem. The shock here was all the greater because Germany's gun-control... (GunPolicy.org)

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Alemania

26 April 2002

Reuters

BERLIN — A gunman's murder of 17 people at a German school Friday came just hours before parliament approved a new bill tightening the country's already strict gun controls. The timing of the events was a coincidence, but a routine session of the lower house of parliament may yet develop into a national debate on gun control and public security. Police say that there are around 10 million legally owned guns in Germany, but estimate that there are twice as many... (GunPolicy.org)

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