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Gun Policy News, 23 August 2002

Estados Unidos

23 August 2002

Associated Press

A Bucks County man accused of trying to kill a friend who had given him a "wedgie" during a Phish concert will stand trial, a judge ruled. Daniel Strouss, 19, of Richboro, held a grudge for months before shooting his friend, 19-year-old Eric Kassoway of Langhorne, with a 9mm gun on June 12, authorities said. Strouss was attending the concert about a year ago when Kassoway sneaked up behind him and yanked up his underwear, according to testimony at a hearing... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

23 August 2002

Associated Press

ATLANTA — An Emory University professor and author of a disputed, prize-winning book about guns in America was placed on paid leave for the fall semester amid an investigation into possible academic fraud. Michael Bellesiles' "Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture," received national attention for its contention that early Americans did not own or use firearms in great numbers. The book sparked fierce criticism from gun-rights advocates, and scholars... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

23 August 2002

Washington Times

Emory University is continuing its investigation of historian Michael Bellesiles, author of a book that attacks the "myth" of early American gun ownership. "Professor Michael Bellesiles will be on paid leave from his teaching duties at Emory University during the fall semester," the university said in a statement released yesterday. Scholars say they have found evidence of research fraud in Mr. Bellesiles' book, "Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture,"... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

23 August 2002

KARK-TV News (Arkansas)

Police first thought Xavian Strong was electrocuted, but now they say the little boy shot himself in the face. This is a tragedy in more ways than one. Xavian was supposed to start kindergarten on Monday, but he had not gotten his shots yet. So, the curious little boy with time on his hands got his hands on a gun. Gwendolyn Avery, a neighbor, tells News 4 Arkansas, "All of a sudden, we heard a crash, boom, boom. All of a sudden, she went in to check and that's what... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

23 August 2002

Join Together Online gun violence web site (Boston)

The Century Council, an 11-year-old organization funded by alcoholic distillers for purposes of educating the public about responsible alcohol use, recently announced that it was joining forces with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in a nationwide fight against drunk driving. The two partner organizations stated that one of their legislative goals was to achieve reductions of blood-alcohol limits from .10 to .08. Auto makers, too, have been doing more to reduce the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido

23 August 2002

BBC News

The parents of a 14-year-old Teesside boy shot dead by a friend wielding an air rifle, say they are finally starting to remember the good times they spent with their son. Matthew Sheffield, from Eaglescliffe in Stockton-on-Tees, died after his friend Daryl John Allison fired an airgun at his head on 29 April last year. Allison was convicted of manslaughter at Newcastle Crown Court on 20 August. Speaking for the first time about their ordeal, Matthew's parents, Mark... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sudáfrica

23 August 2002

Business Day (Johannesburg), Opinion

Two issues reported on in the media this week once again highlighted the futility and senselessness of the Firearms Control Act. The one issue concerned the gross shortage of locks for police offices and prison cells, which resulted in the escape of 1641 awaiting-trial criminals during the period January to September 2001. To supply the necessary locks will cost an estimated R2m. The other issue was the macabre attack, by two scumbags armed with a knife and a pickaxe,... (GunPolicy.org)

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