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Gun Policy News, 17 September 2002


17 September 2002

Herald Sun (Melbourne)

A rise in gun crime and the number of illegal firearms seized from Victorian criminals has prompted a police crackdown on the trafficking of black-market guns. Over the past two years the number of illegal pistols seized in Victoria has risen from 184 in 2000 to 218 last year. Victoria Police is out to avoid the black-market gun epidemic currently gripping Sydney. According to 2001-02 Victoria Police crime figures, total offences involving weapons and explosives... (GunPolicy.org)

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17 September 2002

Montreal Gazette (Quebec)

A teenager armed with a handgun and wearing a Halloween mask and bright red wig burst into a high-school morals class in Boucherville last Friday, told everyone to lie on the floor or he'd kill them, and then left. Police say the incident, which lasted only 15 or 20 seconds, was a bad joke made worse by the slow response of school officials, who waited more than an hour before calling 911. Yesterday, after turning himself in, a 14-year-old Boucherville boy was... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

17 September 2002

Detroit Free Press

Community policing doesn't have to be fancy. A gun buyback program run by the Detroit Police Department's 7th Precinct showed how community policing and partnerships can create a safer city. More than 50 guns were turned in at the precinct Saturday, no questions asked. They were exchanged for certificates worth $50 in gas and groceries. Bank One's Warren/Gratiot branch put up the money for the gift certificates. The Youth Initiatives Project of Neighborhood Service... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

17 September 2002

New York Times

In an attempt to make America more safe, Congress has approved legislation that will make flying more dangerous. Earlier this month the Senate passed a measure that would allow pilots to be armed, and the House approved a similar bill in July. Many details of this bill have yet to be worked out, and the Bush administration has expressed reservations about some aspects of it. As Congress considers this measure, it should include a provision to allow airlines that meet... (GunPolicy.org)

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17 September 2002

Daily Telegraph (Sydney)

Justice and Customs Minister Chris Ellison said the Government would introduce new penalties to place interstate smuggling on a par with illegal importation of firearms from overseas. The laws will make interstate trafficking an offence for the first time and carry a maximum fine of $250,000. Senator Ellison said research showed an average of 12 firearms were stolen across Australia daily and a crackdown on their trade was urgently needed. "The new penalties... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

17 September 2002

Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee)

Most Tennesseans favor a lottery, attend worship services regularly and have a gun, according to the Tennessee Poll. The poll, commissioned by the News-Sentinel, was conducted by the University of Tennessee Social Science Research Institute from Sept. 3-10 and covered some lifestyle and social questions as well as political issues. A total of 605 participants, selected by random-digit dialing, were interviewed. The poll was directed by Dr. Michael Gant, head of the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

17 September 2002

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Three co-workers who died in an apparent love-triangle murder-suicide at a midtown insurance office had all escaped from the World Trade Center a year ago. The shootings happened Monday at Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield near Times Square, where the company temporarily relocated after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The suspected shooter, John Harrison, an assistant vice president at Empire Blue Cross who was once an FBI agent, apparently called... (GunPolicy.org)

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17 September 2002

Age (Melbourne)

Proposed new federal gun laws would impose jail terms of up to 10 years on people convicted of trafficking illegal or stolen firearms across state borders. The Federal Government said yesterday it would create the new offence to crack down on the growing cross-border trade in illegal guns. Institute of Criminology figures show 4000 guns are reported stolen each year. Justice Minister Chris Ellison said the new laws, to be introduced into parliament this year, would... (GunPolicy.org)

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