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Gun Policy News, 3 September 2002

Estados Unidos

3 September 2002

Associated Press

A baby was reported in critical condition Monday morning after he was accidentally shot by his mother. Emergency crews were called to an apartment on Sayonara Drive, off Sunrise Boulevard, just after 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Authorties said the baby's mother was holding a .380 caliber handgun wrapped in a towel when it fired accidentally. "What we believe is that at the time she was handling the gun, she was actually showing it to a friend that was in the apartment, and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

3 September 2002

Sacramento Bee (California)

CITRUS HEIGHTS — A 4-month-old Citrus Heights baby who had been shot in the neck over the weekend was in critical condition Monday at the UC Davis Medical Center. Investigators from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department believe the baby was shot when his mother was showing her .38-caliber handgun to a friend and the gun discharged. The gun was wrapped in a towel at the time. The shooting, which occurred on the 7700 block of Lialana Way on Sunday, has been ruled... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

3 September 2002

Canadian Press

DEAUVILLE, France — Tom Hanks says he's not letting his young kids see his screen performance as a gun-toting mobster in Road to Perdition because it's too violent. "I told them, 'You'll see it later. When you're older,'" Hanks said in an interview printed Tuesday in Le Parisien newspaper. "I don't joke around when it comes to raising my kids." Hanks said he was leaving the Deauville Festival of American Cinema to be home in time for his children's first day of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

3 September 2002

Associated Press

FRANKLIN, New Hampshire — Residents in some New Hampshire communities say police chiefs are overstepping their authority when it comes to questions they ask when issuing gun permits. In Franklin, the mayor says the police chief asked a woman to sign a medical release form when she applied to renew her permit. In Salem, a state senator says the police chief wants to have an interview process before issuing a permit. Officials say neither practice is allowed by... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

3 September 2002

Canadian Press

The Prairies and the territories are the best armed regions of the country. A survey for the Canadian Firearms Centre has found that there is roughly one gun for every resident of the three territories. And it found there are two guns for every five people in Saskatchewan and one gun for every three in Manitoba. There is only one gun for every four Albertans, which is the same as the national average. The survey was ordered last year to help the firearms centre with... (GunPolicy.org)

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