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Gun Policy News, 1 September 2002

Estados Unidos

1 September 2002

New York Times

Aspate of government litigation against the nation's gun companies has been stifled in 30 states, which have passed laws granting the industry immunity from civil lawsuits. Those laws have all been enacted since 1998, when New Orleans became the first of almost three dozen cities and counties to file suits against gun manufacturers and dealers, accusing them of being public nuisances and seeking huge damage awards in a campaign similar to that waged against the tobacco... (GunPolicy.org)

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Argentina

1 September 2002

Associated Press

BUENOS AIRES — Retail sales in Argentina, with the exception of firearms and tourism, continued their monthly double-digit decline during August after the South American nation crossed the threshold of its fifth-year of recession, a leading merchant group said Monday. In a monthly survey, the merchants' association known as CAME said that the private-security sector and gun dealers saw sales increase 20% in August after a crime wave hit Argentina. Over 21% of the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

1 September 2002

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Federal officials defended the response of an air marshal who trained his gun on a passenger-filled jet cabin for 30 minutes after detaining a man, prompting protests by a judge who was on the flight. Two armed marshals detained the man on Delta Flight 442, which was flying from Atlanta to Philadelphia with 183 people on board, because he allegedly was rummaging through other people's luggage. One marshal then held his gun on the coach cabin... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

1 September 2002

Associated Press

School districts tout "zero tolerance" for guns, and a federal law is known as the Gun-Free School Act. But students who had guns at school may sometimes return to class, as a situation at Pueblo High Magnet School illustrates. Sixty-four local students were arrested for having weapons, usually a gun, on or near school grounds in the 2001-02 school year, according to figures from Pima County Juvenile Court. But that does not mean 64 students were expelled from... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido

1 September 2002

Sunday Mercury (UK)

Tough new laws restricting the use and ownership of airguns is expected in the Queen's Speech in November — after a spate of shootings across Britain. MPs believe they have won a nationwide campaign for stricter control of the weapons following a meeting last week with Home Office Minister Bob Ainsworth. They want to crack down particularly on the sale of air rifles and pistols bought from car boot sales and over the internet with no security or safety checks being... (GunPolicy.org)

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