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Gun Policy News, 31 December 2002


31 December 2002

Toronto Star (Ontario)

Police say they are alarmed by the number of firearms on Toronto's streets, after a year in which nearly half the homicides were caused by gun violence. Police have seized more guns this year, confiscating more than 1,000 firearms, 24 this past weekend alone. They wonder how many more people would have been shot if all divisions — led by the newly formed gun task force — hadn't cracked down on getting firearms off the streets. "The number of guns seized this year... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

31 December 2002

Washington Post

The nation's first state law requiring all new handguns to be outfitted with built-in trigger locks will take effect in Maryland tomorrow, a measure gun control advocates predict will save lives but one that has gun dealers fearing for their livelihoods. Only six models of handguns and integrated trigger locks now on the market would meet the law's standards, and manufacturers of other models have started cutting back their distribution in Maryland, several dealers... (GunPolicy.org)

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31 December 2002

Ottawa Citizen (Ontario)

TORONTO — Toronto's homicide rate jumped four-fold in the second half of 2002 thanks to a rash of brazen tit-for-tat killings fuelled by "guns, gangs and drugs," the city's police force says. Staff-Insp. Bob Clarke, head of the homicide squad, said yesterday Canada's biggest city is set to record 60 homicides in 2002, roughly equal to the city's 20-year average despite significant population growth in that period. What's troubling, he said at a news conference, is... (GunPolicy.org)

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31 December 2002

National Post (Toronto)

Underlying our apparently peaceful democracies is the idea that the ultimate rampart against tyranny lies in the resistance of the people. This is not only an American and a French idea, but also a very English one. In his classic Commentaries on the Laws of England, Sir William Blackstone, the famous 18th-century English jurist, stressed the danger of power for "English liberties." The constitution (for this is how Blackstone labelled the legal traditions of England)... (GunPolicy.org)

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