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Gun Policy News, 2 January 2003

Alemania

2 January 2003

Stars and Stripes (USA)

HEIDELBERG, Germany — Officials are again tightening the rules governing privately owned firearms among U.S. military and civilian employees within Germany. Now, even personally owned weapons that are stored unused in unit arms rooms and military rod and gun clubs must be registered with the German government. Gunowners have until Dec. 1 to comply or guns will be confiscated and disposed of, according to a recent Army announcement. Those in violation of the new... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

2 January 2003

Reuters Health

NEW YORK — Accidental shootings make up a small portion of the injuries from gunshots every year, but most are the result of unsafe gun handling and a lack of safety features in the guns used, US researchers report. As of Wednesday, Maryland became the first state in the US to require that new handguns sold in the state contain an integrated mechanical safety device or other technology that prevents children or other unauthorized users from firing the gun. Based on... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

2 January 2003

Christian Science Monitor

NEW YORK — Her voice is impish and feminine, but her gun is menacing. "Give me your money," she says through a ski mask to a bank teller in New Jersey. The teller hands over $3,050, and the robber and another female speed off in a getaway car. But this wasn't exactly a Thelma & Louise duo. These robbers were 14-year-old twin girls who held up a bank with a toy air-pellet gun this fall. Their crime added fuel to a toy-gun scare that's sweeping the country: Baltimore... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

2 January 2003

Fresno Bee (California)

"Use a gun — and you're done." People in Fresno will notice the message on bumper stickers, storefront posters and television commercials beginning this month. If the anti-gun slogan has the impact law enforcement officials hope, it will deter crime. Under provisions of California's gun-enhancement sentencing law known as "10-20-Life," use a gun in the commission of a crime and spend more time behind bars. Displaying a gun during a crime adds 10 years to the prison... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

2 January 2003

KSDK-TV News (Missouri)

A 7 year old St. Louis boy died at Children's Hospital Wednesday evening, after being shot in the head earlier in the day. The shooting happened at about 3pm inside a home on Chain of Rocks Drive in north St. Louis. Police believe the death of Kaelin Keaton was accidental. The boy's 15 year old uncle was babysitting him at the time. Police won't say if Kaelin or his uncle actually pulled the trigger. The gun belonged to the 7 year old's aunt, and police say it was... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido

2 January 2003

Independent (UK)

A bloody feud between two heavily-armed gangs has brought terror to the streets of inner-city Birmingham. Yesterday's murder of two teenage girls at a party in the Aston area of the city was close to the scenes of other gang shootings and was immediately linked to the tit-for-tat feud by many locals. The war between the Johnson Crew and the Burger Bar Boys, who emulate Jamaican Yardie gangsters in their fight for control of Birmingham's street drug trade, has been... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

2 January 2003

Baltimore Sun

Baltimore police seized handguns and made arrests as the city again this year cracked down on the infamous tradition of celebrating the new year by firing a gun. "We were out and about citywide focusing on handgun violations and arresting those firing indiscriminately in the air at midnight," said police spokeswoman Ragina C. Averella. City police confiscated more than 70 handguns and made at least 50 firearms arrests from the late hours of New Year's Eve through the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

2 January 2003

Canadian Press

EDMONTON — The Alberta justice department doesn't want to prosecute those who violate the new firearms law, asking police officers to charge offenders federally. RCMP arrest Jim Turnbull during demonstration on Parliament Hill (CP photo) "There are certain elements, particularly as they relate to registration of firearms, where a charge could be laid either under the Criminal Code or under the Firearms Act," says Bart Johnson, spokesman for Alberta Justice. "It's... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

2 January 2003

Edmonton Journal (Alberta)

From Parliament Hill to the Alberta legislature, gun-toting protesters taunted police to arrest them in defiance of the new federal gun registry. "Here I am, Ottawa," said Oscar Lacombe, the Alberta legislature's former sergeant-at-arms, holding his plastic-wrapped, unloaded .22 rifle at a one-man protest in Edmonton. "I'm the criminal you spent billions of dollars to catch. So if you believe in your law, come and arrest me, please." Under the act, all Canadians were... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

2 January 2003

Baton Rouge Advocate (Louisiana)

LAFAYETTE — It was New Year's Eve, but Gale Varcarolis wasn't shopping for a fancy dress or a bottle of champagne. She was at Lafayette Shooters, getting pepper spray. "Hopefully, we won't ever have to use it," she said. Varcarolis said her friend's husband is out of town, and when she heard the friend planned to go out anyway, she got a little worried. "I said, 'I'm going out to get you some pepper spray,' " she said. Varcarolis said she's not frightened, but... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

2 January 2003

Globe & Mail (Toronto)

OTTAWA and EDMONTON — A 70-year-old Korean War veteran was arrested by the RCMP on Parliament Hill yesterday to cries of "Hero!" from about 200 protesters who had gathered to oppose the federal government's new firearms legislation, which came into effect yesterday. Jim Turnbull, who had left his Jarvie, Alta., home on Boxing Day to drive to Ottawa and lead the protest, was later charged with the offence of carrying a weapon to a public meeting. Edward Hudson, a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido

2 January 2003

Daily Mirror (UK)

The death of two teenage girls in a hail of bullets at a New Year party highlights the growing gun culture pervading British cities. Gunmen are getting younger — and so are their victims — with weapons available for less than the price of a pair of designer trainers. Detectives complain of a descent into US-style violence and say that guns are increasingly seen as a status symbol, even as a fashion accessory, among teenagers. In London, police seize more than 140... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

2 January 2003

Associated Press

To airline passengers concerned about whether they can still pack heat: Yes, guns and ammunition are still allowed in checked luggage but not in carry-on bags. Questions about guns are among the most frequently asked by travelers, said a spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration, which oversees all aviation security issues created by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. "The gun policy hasn't changed," Ed Martelle said. As of Wednesday, all checked luggage... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

2 January 2003

Edmonton Sun (Alberta)

When Canadian Alliance MP Garry Breitkreuz put out press release after press release pointing out the eye-rolling errors in the federal gun registry, we were sympathetic. When gun owners phoned the paper or wrote letters to the editor about the problems they were having registering their weapons, we were sympathetic. And when a smart-aleck Manitoba man managed to register a Black and Decker solder gun, we were both amused and sympathetic. But when Alberta Tory MLA... (GunPolicy.org)

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